Heisteria Jacq.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Mexico to Tropical America.

[FTEA]

Olacaceae, G. Ll. Lucas. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs; branchlets winged, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire, coriaceous, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers borne in axillary fascicles, (4–)5(–6)-merous, small, sessile or pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx small in flower, lobed, subcoriaceous, accrescent and usually enveloping the fruit at maturity, sometimes reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals valvate, ± free and pubescent on the inner surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens twice as many as petals, free or adnate to petal-base, usually arranged in 2 whorls, with the episepalous filaments or stamens as a whole slightly longer than the epipetalous whorl, or more rarely arranged in 1 whorl; filaments filiform or flattened; anthers ± globular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary superior, 3-partite at the base and almost so to the apex; ovules 3, pendulous, anatropous; style short; stigma 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe, globose to ellipsoidal, glabrous.

Native to:

Angola, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Leeward Is., Liberia, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panamá, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Uganda, Venezuela, Windward Is., Zaïre

Heisteria Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

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

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Sleumer in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 16B: 16 (1935).
  • —F.T.A. 1: 345

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Enum. Pl. Carib. 4: 20 (1760)
  • Select. Stirp. Amer. Hist.: 126 (1763)
  • Sleumer in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 16B: 16 (1935)

  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0