Family:
Rutaceae Juss.

Clausena Burm.f.

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

[FTEA]

Rutaceae, J.O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

Morphology General Habit
Unarmed shrubs or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnate, alternate, densely dotted with pellucid glands, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal or axillary panicle or lax raceme
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–5, united at the base, very small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4–5, free, imbricate in bud
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–10, inserted at the base of the disk; filaments subulate, flattened towards the base; anthers elliptic, dorsifixed, introrse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary stalked, (2–3–)4–5-locular, with 2 ovules in each locule; style short, caducous; stigma 2–5-lobed, broad, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit fleshy, oblong, ovoid or globose, 2–5-locular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong.

[FZ]

Rutaceae, F. A. Mendoça. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Unarmed trees or shrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, pinnate, densely dotted with pellucid glands.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of axillary cymose panicles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, 4-merous, bisexual.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–5, very small, united at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4–5, imbricate in bud.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–10, inserted at the base of the disk; filaments subulate, flattened towards the base; anthers elliptic, dorsifixed, introrse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary (2–3) 4–5-locular, with 2 ovules in each loculus; style short, caducous; stigma broad, obtuse, 2–5-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit baccate, 1–2-seeded.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Christmas I., Seychelles, Trinidad-Tobago

Clausena Burm.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 10, 2004 Reynoso et al. [PPI 17262], Philippines K000270795 No
Aug 10, 2004 Madulid et al. [PPI 26047], Philippines K000270796 No
Aug 10, 2004 Madulid et al. [PPI 7959], Philippines K000270797 No
Aug 10, 2004 Madulid et al. [PPI 25243], Philippines K000270798 No
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 8513], India K001125743 Yes

First published in Fl. Indica: 243 (1768)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Engl. in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 19A: 320 (1931)
  • Swingle in Webber & Batchelor, Citrus Industry 1: 158 (1943).
  • —F.T.A. 1: 307

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Fl. Ind.: 87, 243 et sub t. 29 (1768).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Indica: 87, 243 & sub t. 29 (1768)

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