Casearia Jacq.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

[FZ]

Flacourtiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees, sometimes very tall.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, manifestly distichous, entire, crenate or serrate, usually pellucid-punctate and/or -striate.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules caducous (in all our material) or persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, in fascicles or glomerules, or single; pedicels articulated near the base and surrounded there by many scale-like bracts which often form a cushion in the leaf-axil.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle cupular or funnel-shaped; sepals 5, imbricate, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (5) 7–10 (12), equal or alternate ones longer.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes alternating with the stamens, clavate or flattened, usually hairy above and united below with the stamens into a ± perigynous tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary free, ovoid or columnar; style 0 or very short; stigma capitate; ovules few to many.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule coriaceous, hard or succulent, globose-ovoid or oblong-ovoid, 3-angled when fresh, often 6-ribbed when dry, 2–4-valved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few to numerous, ovoid or ellipsoid, enveloped in a soft, membranous, coloured and usually fimbriate aril; testa crustaceous; endosperm fleshy; cotyledons flat.

[FTEA]

Flacourtiaceae, H. Sleumer (Rijksherbarium, Leiden). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or mostly trees, sometimes up to 40 m. tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, distichous, coriaceous or rarely chartaceous, entire, wavy, or subserrate-crenulate especially when young, pellucid-punctate and/or -lineate at least in the young state, penninerved; lateral veins arcuate, or rarely nearly straight from the midrib; stipules small, caducous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, small, solitary or usually few to numerous, clustered in axillary or slightly supra-axillary fascicles or glomerules, each from a cushion formed by few to numerous small scale-like bracts, hermaphrodite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Pedicels articulated at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle cupular or funnel-shaped, ± perigynous, ± deeply 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes slightly imbricate, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–10(–12), equal or alternate ones with longer filaments, alternating with as many flattened or clavate, usually densely hairy appendages (or staminodes) and connate with them below into a ± perigynous tube; filaments filiform; anthers small, often apiculate by the slightly protruding connective
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid, attenuate to a short style; stigma capitate to almost disk-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule coriaceous, hard or succulent in its outer part, yellow to orange-red, ovoid-globose to ellipsoid, slightly 3–4(–6)-angled when fresh, often 4–6-ribbed when dry, splitting from above into (2–)3–4 valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few to numerous, partly enveloped in a soft membranous, usually fimbriate aril which becomes reddish when exposed to the air.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Florida

Casearia Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Cazalet, P. [7762], Ecuador 18966.000 No
Zarucchi, J.L. [1904], Colombia 44738.000 No
Menezes, E. [68], Brazil K001219336 Yes
Zickel, C. [483], Brazil K001219339 Yes
Ferraz, E. [268], Brazil K001219340 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [17908], Brazil K001219342 Yes
Fontella, J. [97], Brazil K001219348 Yes
Prance, G.T. [6920], Brazil K001219352 Yes
Carvalho, A.M. [863], Brazil K001219357 Yes
Pirani, J.R. [2114], Brazil K001219366 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5286], Brazil K001219368 Yes
Hatschbach, G. [66691], Brazil K001219200 Yes
Paula, J.E. [1310], Brazil K001219255 Yes
Hopkins, M.J.G. [623], Brazil K001219260 Yes
Todzia, C. [2300], Brazil K001219261 Yes
Mori, S.A. [s.n.], Brazil K001219268 Yes
Carvalho, A.M. [1139], Brazil K001219271 Yes
Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. [8345], Brazil K001219281 Yes
Oldenburger, F.H.F. [1523], Brazil K001219282 Yes
Rabelo, B.V. [3225], Brazil K001219297 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [6071], Brazil K001219256 Yes
Eiten, G. [5714], Brazil K001219267 Yes
Queiroz, L.P. [2962], Brazil K001219314 Yes
Todzia, C. [2284], Brazil K001219259 Yes
Cordeiro, I. [267], Brazil K001219296 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [48807], Brazil K001219307 Yes
Taylor, E.L. [1028], Brazil K001219298 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [14821], Brazil K001219280 Yes
Williams, L.O. [8051], Brazil K001219199 Yes
Gottsberger, I. [15/71185], Brazil K001219299 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [1529], Brazil K001219264 Yes
Rodrigues, W.A. [s.n.], Brazil K001219291 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [2442], Brazil K001219300 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [R/6220/V], Brazil K001219285 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [2904], Brazil K001219265 Yes
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [7239], Brazil K001219283 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5590], Brazil K001219279 Yes
Kuhlmann [198], Brazil K001219355 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5178], Brazil K001219365 Yes
Amaral, I.L. [1340], Brazil K001219276 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [2467], Brazil K001219367 Yes
Harley, R.M. [6459], Brazil K001219306 Yes
Fevereiro, V.P.B. [M/171], Brazil K001219310 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [2622], Brazil K001219350 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [4523], Brazil K001219198 Yes
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [5233], Brazil K001219289 Yes
Harley, R.M. [6089], Brazil K001219303 Yes
Rosa, N.A. [642], Brazil K001219275 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5317], Brazil K001219343 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5378], Brazil K001219344 Yes
Coradin, L. [5892], Brazil K001219204 Yes
Rabelo, B.V. [3145], Brazil K001219292 Yes
Daly, D.C. [4138], Brazil K001219320 Yes
Eiten, G. [10543], Brazil K001219359 Yes
Sales, M. [471], Brazil K001219302 Yes
Furlan, A. [2132], Brazil K001219364 Yes
Andrade, I.M. [64], Brazil K001219338 Yes
Eiten, G. [10543], Brazil K001219358 Yes
Lleras, E. [P19592], Brazil K001219286 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5866], Brazil K001219369 Yes
Eiten, G. [9777], Brazil K001219346 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [6180], Brazil K001219363 Yes
Borges, M. [30], Brazil K001219337 Yes
Williams, L.O. [8042], Brazil K001219195 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [2538], Brazil K001219272 Yes
Pirani, J.R. [1997], Brazil K001219201 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5236], Brazil K001219263 Yes
Morawetz, W. [s.n.], Brazil K001219361 Yes
Coradin, L. [6613], Brazil K001219203 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [20332], Brazil K001219312 Yes
Hopkins, M.J.G. [562], Brazil K001219262 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5236], Brazil K001219270 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5522], Brazil K001219197 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5266], Brazil K001219345 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [20332], Brazil K001219313 Yes
Rico, L. [1968], Dominican Republic K000478739 No
Martins, F.R. [12357], Brazil K001219349 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5285], Brazil K001219196 Yes
Daly, D.C. [4138], Brazil K001219347 Yes
Eiten, G. [10493], Brazil K001219356 Yes
Prance, G.T. [12074], Brazil K001219354 Yes
Coradin, L. [6613], Brazil K001219206 Yes
Prance, G.T. [9515], Brazil K001219311 Yes
Daly, D.C. [4399], Brazil K001219319 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [2252], Brazil K001219273 Yes
Souza, V.C. [5470], Brazil K001219194 Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [15], Brazil K001219341 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [1858], Brazil K001219257 Yes
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [5284], Brazil K001219290 Yes
Shepherd, G.J. [12206], Brazil K001219258 Yes
Andrade-Lima [MI58], Brazil K001219288 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [6900], Brazil K001219278 Yes
Mayo, S.J. [500], Brazil K001219316 Yes
Silva, L.A.M. [2479], Brazil K001219318 Yes
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [4278], Brazil K001219295 Yes
Coradin, L. [6495], Brazil K001219205 Yes
Webster, G.L. [25724], Brazil K001219315 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [17491], Brazil K001219362 Yes
Silva, M.F.F. [1011], Brazil K001219287 Yes
Glaziou, A.F.M. [14479], Brazil K001219353 Yes
Stannard, B. [s.n.], Brazil K001219309 Yes
Carvalho, A.M. [854], Brazil K001219351 Yes
Eiten, G. [5720], Brazil K001219269 Yes
Chagas, F. [6], Brazil K001219284 Yes
Coradin, L. [6551], Brazil K001219202 Yes
Sano, P.T. [s.n.], Brazil K001219304 Yes
Coradin, L. [5776], Brazil K001219207 Yes
Lobo, M.G. [339], Brazil K001219294 Yes
Taylor, E.L. [E/1008], Brazil K001219293 Yes
Sales, M. [224], Brazil K001219335 Yes
Hill, S.R. [12930], Brazil K001219274 Yes
Gasson, P. [s.n.], Brazil K001219301 Yes
Mayo, S.J. [500], Brazil K001219317 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [16024], Brazil K001219266 Yes
Eiten, G. [10702], Brazil K001219360 Yes
Arraias, M.G. [5962], Brazil K001219308 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [18558], Brazil K001219277 Yes
Hatschbach, G.M. [57040], Brazil K001219305 Yes
Farney, C. [1709], Brazil Laetia K001219625 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [17518], Brazil Laetia K001219626 Yes
Buchanan-Hamilton, F. [Cat. no. s.n.], India Anavinga K001132960 Yes

First published in Enum. Syst. Pl.: 4 (1760)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Killick, D.J.B. (1976). Flacourtiaceae (including Samydaceae) Flora of Southern Africa 22: 53-92. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 2: 493.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Enum. Syst. Pl. Ins. Carib.: 4, 21 (1760).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Enum. Pl. Carib.: 4 (1760)
  • Gilg in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 21: 451 (1925)

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • 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

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