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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Monoecious laticiferous trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, stipulate, long-petiolate, trifoliolate; petiole with a gland at the apex; leaflets petiolulate, entire, penninerved, membranous, chartaceous or coriaceous
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules small, fugacious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, subtended by leaves or bracts, paniculate, androgynous, the central flower of each cyme-unit ♀, the rest ♂, protogynous; bracts small, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers: calyx globose or ovoid in bud, 5-lobed, the lobes valvate; petals 0; disc of 5 free or united glands; stamens 5–10, the filaments united to form a column, anthers sessile, regularly or irregularly disposed around the column in 1–2 series, those of the lower series alternating with the calyx-lobes; pistillode at apex of staminal column, entire Female flowers: calyx as in the ♂; petals 0; disc minute or 0; ovary ovoid, 3(–4)-locular, with one ovule per locule; styles 3(–4), short, stigmas thick, spreading, entire or slightly bilobed
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx globose or ovoid in bud, 5-lobed, the lobes valvate; petals 0; disc of 5 free or united glands; stamens 5–10, the filaments united to form a column, anthers sessile, regularly or irregularly disposed around the column in 1–2 series, those of the lower series alternating with the calyx-lobes; pistillode at apex of staminal column, entire
sex Female
Female flowers: calyx as in the ♂; petals 0; disc minute or 0; ovary ovoid, 3(–4)-locular, with one ovule per locule; styles 3(–4), short, stigmas thick, spreading, entire or slightly bilobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits large, bluntly or sharply trigonous, dehiscing septicidally into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp woody
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds large, smooth, oblong-ovoid, blotched, estrophiolate; testa crustaceous; albumen reduced or lacking; cotyledons thick, fleshy, ± equal in size.

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Monoecious laticiferous trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, stipulate, long-petiolate, trifoliolate; petiole with an apical gland; leaflets petiolulate, entire, penninerved; stipules small, fugacious.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, subtended by leaves or bracts, paniculate, androgynous, the central flower of each cymule female, the rest male, protogynous; bracts small, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers: calyx ovoid or globose in bud, 5-lobed, the lobes valvate; petals absent; disk glands 5, free or united; stamens 5–10, the filaments united into a column, anthers sessile in 1–2 series, those of the outer series alternisepalous; pistillode at the apex of the staminal column, entire. Female flowers: calyx as in the male; petals absent; disk minute or absent; ovary ovoid, 3(4)-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles short, stigmas thick, spreading, entire or slightly 2-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits large, trigonous, septicidally dehiscent into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp woody.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds large, oblong-ovoid, smooth, blotched, ecarunculate; testa crustaceous; endosperm scanty or absent; cotyledons thick, fleshy, ± equal in size.

Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil South, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Costa Rica, Fiji, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Malaya, Marianas, Mexico Southwest, Nicobar Is., Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Zaïre

Hevea Aubl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ducke, A. [21970], Brazil K001205619
Ducke, A. [132], Brazil K001205626
Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. [7992], Brazil K001205864
Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. [8182], Brazil K001205866
Schultes, R.E. [8098], Brazil K001205627
Ducke, A. [824], Brazil K001205628
Ducke, A. [21971], Brazil K001205615
Krukoff, B.A. [508], Brazil K001205839
Ducke, A. [s.n.], Brazil K001205620
Ducke, A. [s.n.], Brazil K001205616
Ducke, A. [134], Brazil K001205624
Ducke, A. [21973], Brazil K001205613
Ducke, A. [IAN/131], Brazil K001205625
Ducke, A. [134], Brazil K001205623
Fróes, R.L. [20742], Brazil K001205838
Ducke, A. [21972], Brazil K001205617
Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. [8179], Brazil K001205865
Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. [8264], Brazil K001205867
Schultes, R.E. [10261], Brazil K001205614
Schultes, R.E. [10260], Brazil K001205618

First published in Hist. Pl. Guiane 2: 871 (1775)

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 West Tropical Africa

  • Pax & K. Hoffm. in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 19C: 102 (1931).
  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 743

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Hist. Pl. Guiane 2: 871, t. 335 (1775).
  • Müller Argoviensis in De Candolle, Prodr. 15, 2: 716 (1866).
  • Pax in Engler, Pflanzenr. [IV, fam. 147, i] 42: 117 (1910).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • G.P. 3(1): 290 (1880)
  • Hist. Pl. Guiane Fr. 2: 871, t. 335 (1775)
  • Hutch. in F.T.A. 6(1): 743 (1912)
  • Muell. Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 716 (1866)
  • Pax in E.P. IV. 147(1): 117 (1910)

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