Uvaria L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.

[FSOM]

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

Distribution
Genus with just over 100 species in the Old World.
Morphology General Habit
Climbing, straggling or erect shrubs or small trees, usually with stellate and sometimes also simple hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually bisexual-Sepals valvate, often ± united at the base, or calyx cupular in bud and later splitting into often irregular lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 6, imbricate, equal or those of the outer whorl slightly larger
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous, the outer sometimes sterile and leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels mostly numerous, free, linear or cylindric, with usually numerous biseriate ovules; style absent or scarcely developed; stigma horseshoe-shaped of funnel-shaped with a slit down the inner side
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Monocarps indehiscent, globose to cylindrical, stipitate or subsessile, 1–many-seeded, dry or sometimes fleshy when ripe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds without or with a small aril.

[FTEA]

Annonaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Morphology General Habit
Climbing, straggling or erect shrubs or small (less often quite large) trees, quite often covered with stellate and sometimes also simple hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually hermaphrodite, solitary or in few-flowered cymes, these terminal, axillary, extra-axillary or leaf-opposed, more rarely borne on the old wood, sessile or stalked; bracteoles 2, respectively basal and median or at the base of the calyx, often deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3, valvate, often ± joined at the base, or calyx cupular in bud and remaining ± unlobed in anthesis or splitting into 3 often irregular lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 6, imbricate, in 2 whorls of 3, equal or those of the outer whorl slightly larger, free or scarcely joined at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous, the outer sometimes sterile and leaf-like, linear or obconic; anther-cells lateral or extrorse; connective truncate or prolonged into a tapering appendage; filaments very short or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels mostly numerous, free, linear or cylindric, with numerous biseriate ovules (rarely with only 1–3); style absent or scarcely developed; stigma horseshoe-shaped or funnel-shaped with a slit down the inner side
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Monocarps indehiscent, globose to cylindrical, stipitate or subsessile, 1–many-seeded, sometimes grooved between the seeds, dry or sometimes fleshy when ripe, often sweet and edible
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds horizontal or oblique, with or without a small aril.

[FZ]

Annonaceae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees, usually climbing or scrambling, with stellate and sometimes also simple hairs.
Morphology General Buds
Buds conic or ± globose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually bisexual, solitary or in few-flowered cymes, terminal or extra-axillary (often leaf-opposed), rarely on old branches, sessile or pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles 2, respectively basal and median or at the base of the calyx, often caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3, valvate, often ± connate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 6, in two whorls, both imbricate, equal or the outer whorl slightly longer, expanding and spreading at anthesis, free or rarely connate at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ?, the outer sometimes sterile and foliar, linear or obconic, with thecae lateral or extrorse and connective prolongations thin, tapering, rounded or truncate, rarely capitate; filaments very short or absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels ?, free, linear or cylindric, with numerous ovules in 2 rows, rarely with 1–3 ovules; style very short or absent; stigma horse-shoe-shaped or funnel-shaped with a slit down the inner side.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Ripe carpels indehiscent, dry or succulent, often sweet and edible, globular to cylindric, usually on median or lateral stipes, many- to few-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds horizontal or oblique; aril small, carunculoid.

[FTEA]

Annonaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 6, valvate or the inner somewhat imbricate, coriaceous, concave, the outer spreading, the inner slightly to distinctly smaller, remaining for a long time closed over the androecium and gynoecium
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous, forming a hemispherical androecium; filaments absent or very short; anther-cells linear; connective-prolongation thick, hexagonal, truncate, completely covering the anther-cells
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels fairly numerous, cylindric or oblong, with 1, rarely 2, ovules near the base; style short or equalling the ovary, narrow, grooved, the stigma not much developed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Monocarps of 1, rarely 2, articles, cylindric or ellipsoid; stipe well developed, slender
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid, smooth, shining; testal intrusions into the endosperm lamelliform.
Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or climbing shrubs, glabrous or with an indumentum of simple hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary or paired, terminal or axillary, stalked; bracteole small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3, valvate, free or ± connate, persistent in fruit

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Trinidad-Tobago

Uvaria L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Faulkner, H. [522], Tanzania 11909.000 No
Coode, M.J.E. [6213], Indonesia 56195.000 No
Cheek, M. [3014], Cameroon K000105632 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Singapore K001132796 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 7426], Malaysia K001127326 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 7428], Malaysia K001127329 Yes
Walker, J.S. [DB196], Sulawesi Melodorum 73333.000 No

First published in Sp. Pl.: 536 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Turner, I.M. (2011). A catalogue of the Annonaceae of Borneo. Phytotaxa 36: 1-120.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —Engl. & Diels Monogr. Afr. Annonac. 7 (1901).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 240 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 536 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 240 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 536 (1753)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China

    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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