Savia Willd.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Florida Keys to Mexico, Caribbean to Venezuela, Bolivia to Brazil and Paraguay.

[FTEA]

Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious or monoecious shrubs or small trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, shortly petiolate, simple, entire, penninerved
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules triangular to lanceolate, somewhat persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary and fasciculate on leafy shoots, or on short leafless shoots, the ♂ and ♀ flowers often intermingled Male flowers: pedicels long and  slender or flowers sessile; sepals (4–)5(–6), united at the base, imbricate; petals (4–)5(–6), shorter than, equalling or exceeding the sepals; disc of 5 free or united glands which may be petaloid or not, and opposite the sepals, with or without a second whorl of smaller glands opposite the petals; stamens 5, opposite the disc-glands, filaments free, anthers introrse, 2-thecous, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode minute, 3(–5)-lobed Female flowers: pedicels, sepals and petals ± as in the ♂; disc-glands often flatter than in the ♂; ovary 3-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; styles free or connate at the base, bifid or bipartite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts triangular
sex Male
Male flowers: pedicels long and  slender or flowers sessile; sepals (4–)5(–6), united at the base, imbricate; petals (4–)5(–6), shorter than, equalling or exceeding the sepals; disc of 5 free or united glands which may be petaloid or not, and opposite the sepals, with or without a second whorl of smaller glands opposite the petals; stamens 5, opposite the disc-glands, filaments free, anthers introrse, 2-thecous, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode minute, 3(–5)-lobed
sex Female
Female flowers: pedicels, sepals and petals ± as in the ♂; disc-glands often flatter than in the ♂; ovary 3-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; styles free or connate at the base, bifid or bipartite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit dehiscent at the base, the bivalved cocci often persisting on the columella; seeds often 1 per locule due to abortion, subglobose, ecarunculate; albumen fleshy; cotyledons broad, flat.

Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Venezuela

Savia Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 4: 771 (1806)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • G.P. 3(1): 270 (1880)
  • Muell. Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 228 (1866)
  • Pax in E. & P. Pf. 3(5): 15 (1890)
  • Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 4(2): 771 (1806)
  • in E.P. IV. 147(15): 181 (1922)

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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