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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to Indian Subcontinent, Tropical America.
Cassipourea ceylanica

[FZ]

Rhizophoraceae, A. R. Torre & A. E. Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Small shrubs to tall trees, without aerial roots.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves decussate or rarely verticillate, petiolate, stipulate; leaf-lamina ± elliptic to obovate or ovate, rarely circular, serrate (especially from near the middle towards the apex) to entire, leathery to membranous, glabrous to densely tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1-many-flowered, fasciculate, lax or congested, axillary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, pedicellate (pedicels articulate, with or without a pair of minute connate bracteoles, inserted usually at their base) to sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx pilose or glabrous; calyx-tube ± campanulate, sometimes ± adnate to the ovary; calyx-lobes 4–7.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals linear or spathulate, divided above (usually laciniate), clawed, glabrous to pilose, inflexed in bud, inserted on the margin of the disk or at the bottom of the calyx-tube (at the base and outside the disk).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk deep, 8–45-lobed or low, fairly conspicuously lobed (or ? absent).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–45, inserted on the margin of, or inside or outside, the disk; filaments filiform; anthers glabrous or rarely pubescent, dehiscing longitudinally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary superior to subinferior, (l)2–4(5)-locular, each locule 2-ovulate, hairy to glabrous; style simple (very rarely divided), filiform to ± thick, minutely lobed to entire at the apex, often persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a fleshy or leathery, septicidally dehiscent capsule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2–4, compressed or angular, arillate; testa leathery; endosperm fleshy; embryo straight; cotyledons flat.

[FTEA]

Rhizophoraceae, John Lewis. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1956

Morphology General Habit
Small shrubs to large trees, without aerial roots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves decussate or rarely verticillate, elliptic to more rarely obovate or ovate, rarely circular, leathery to membranous, very usually petiolate, entire to serrate, especially towards the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary to numerous and fascicled; pedicels articulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx connate, sometimes adnate to the ovary, variously campanulate, 4–7-lobed; lobes valvate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals inflexed in bud, margin divided above (usually laciniate), usually glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–45, variously inserted in relation to the disc (which may be very little developed or ? absent)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary superior, half-inferior or sub-inferior, 2–4-celled; style often persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a thinly fleshy septicidally dehiscent capsule; seeds 2–4, arillate, with a leathery testa; endosperm fleshy; embryo straight with flat cotyledons.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen shrubs or trees without aerial roots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves decussate or rarely verticillate, elliptic to obovate or ovate, leathery to membranous, usually with serrate margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers single to numerous in the leaf axils; pedicels articulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers with short corolla-tube; calyx 4–7-lobed, valvate; petals inflexed in bud, ± laciniate; stamens 8–45, variously inserted in relation to the disc. Ovary superior to semi-inferior, 2–4-celled; style single, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a dehiscent capsule; seeds 2–4, arillate, with leathery testa.
Distribution
Some 70 species in the tropics of the Old World
Ecology
Mainly in inland forests, sometimes riverine, and occasionally on sandy sea shores.

Native to:

Aldabra, Angola, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Seychelles

Cassipourea Aubl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 528 (1775)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —Alston in Kew Bull. 1925: 241–276 (1925).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Alston in Kew Bull. 1925: 241 (1925).
  • Pl. Guian. 1: 528 (1775).

Flora of Somalia

  • Alston in Kew Bull. 1925: 241 (1925).
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by I. Friis [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Alston in K.B. 1925: 241 (1925)
  • Pl. Guian. 1: 528 (1775)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0