Jacquinia L.

First published in Fl. Jamaica: 27 (1759), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical America.

Descriptions

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees, often with pale or whitish bark; leaves scattered or whorled, short- petioled, usually gland-dotted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers perfect, mostly in terminal or axillary racemes, rarely umbellate or solitary; pedicels often thickened upwardly; sepals united at the base; corolla with spreading lobes alternating with petaloid staminodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens attached to a fleshy ring at base of the corolla-tube; staminodes inserted near top of the corolla-tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ovoid or globose, of rather hard texture and relatively few-seeded.
Distribution
A genus of about 30 species, widely distributed in the West Indies and continental tropical America.
[Cayman]

Sources

  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0