Securidaca L.

First published in Syst. Nat., ed. 10. 2: 1155 (1759), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical.


Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Leeward Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sumatera, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • 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. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 134.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • [Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 316 (1754) pro parte] Syst. ed. 10, 2: 1155 (1759) nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Syst. Nat. ed. 10 (2): 1155 (1759), nom. conserv.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2002 Barter [1198] Nigeria K000012861 Type Yes
Feb 1, 1999 Cazalet, P.C.D.; Pennington, T.D. [7742] Ecuador K000012911 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1999 Ganev, W. [2123] Brazil K000012931 Yes
Jan 1, 1998 Altson [415] Guyana K000012881 Holotype Yes
Jan 1, 1998 Altson [415] Guyana K000012880 Isotype Yes
Mar 1, 1984 Welwitsch [1005] Angola K000012849 Syntype Yes
Mar 1, 1984 Welwitsch [1033] Angola K000012848 Syntype Yes
Patel, H. [s.n.] Mozambique K000614360 No
Glaziou, A. [13096] Brazil K001130212 Yes
McDowell, T.; Gopaul, D. [3727] Guyana K001560253 Yes
Hammel, B.; Morales, J. [23325] Costa Rica K001905119 Yes
Wood, J.R.I., Goyder, D., Biggs, N., Mercado, M. [20015] Bolivia K000690102 Yes
Cazalet, P.; Pennington, T. [5234] Ecuador K:SPC-06470.000 No
s.coll. [2343] Brazil K001130040 Yes
Silva, J.M. [3814] Brazil K001130008 Yes
Todd, H. [66] Cameroon K001480199 Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [4] Brazil K001130222 Yes
Wood, J.R.I. [19733] Bolivia K000690103 Yes
Wood, J.R.I., Mamani, F. [13995] Bolivia K000690104 Yes
Wood, J.R.I., Guzman, E. [17507] Bolivia K000690105 Yes
Figueiredo, L.S.; Andrade, K.; Gomes, A.P.S.; Rodal, M.J.N. [41] Brazil K001130218 Yes
Usteri [37a] Brazil K001130196 Yes
Dusén, P. [7444] Brazil K001130042 Yes
Clarke, H.D.; Perry, C.; Tripp, E.; Stern, S.; Gittens, D. [12426] Guyana K001560246 Yes
Wood, J.R.I.; Pozo, P.; Soto, D. [26369] Bolivia K001560247 Yes
Hoffman, B. [3644] Guyana K001560248 Yes
Harley, R. [PCD5570] Brazil K001130214 Yes
Glaziou [9353] Brazil K001130213 Yes
Andrade, K. [226] Brazil K001130217 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5410] Brazil K001130201 Yes
McDowell, T.; Gopaul, D. [2799] Guyana K001560249 Yes
Ule, E. [8890] Brazil K001130202 Yes
Pereira-Silva, G.; et. al. [15395] Brazil K001572957 Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 4195] K001038367 Unknown Type Material Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [7147] Brazil K001130200 Yes
Hatschbach, G. [30607] Brazil K001130044 Yes
Wood, J.R.I.; Pozo, P.; Hughes, C.; Atahuachi, M.; Mendoza, M. [26553] Bolivia K001560257 Yes
Wood, J.R.I.; Pozo, P.; Hughes, C.; Atahuachi, M.; Mendoza, M. [26553] Bolivia K001560258 Yes
Hoffman, B.; Roland, A.; Marco, G. [2398] Guyana K001560264 Yes
Hassler, E. [584] Paraguay K001130207 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4195] India K001038366 Unknown Type Material Yes
Mexia, Y. [5220] Brazil K001130043 Yes
Glaziou [4756] Brazil K001130211 Yes
s.coll. [2990] Brazil K001130206 Yes
Schimper [771] Ethiopia K000012846 Type Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [58] Brazil K001130220 Yes
Lira, S.S. [128] Brazil K001130216 Yes
Hatschbach, G. [25695] Brazil K001130045 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4195] K001038368 Unknown Type Material Yes
Schimper [771] Ethiopia K000012845 Isotype Yes
MACQUEEN, D.J. [61] Guatemala K000012683 No
Ule, E. [5021] Brazil K001130208 Yes
Coradin, L. [6062] Brazil K001130009 Yes
Spruce, R. [2343] Brazil K001130041 Yes
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 4196] Burma K001038369 Unknown Type Material Yes
Glaziou, A.F.M. [10266] Brazil K001130203 Yes
Spruce [1760] Brazil K001130198 Yes
Ule, E. [7914] Brazil K001130195 Yes
Harley, R.M. [25615] Brazil K001130215 Yes
Burchell [2875] Brazil K001130197 Yes
Sellow, F. [s.n.] Brazil K001067926 Unknown Type Material Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [4] Brazil K001130223 Yes
Trail, J.W.H. [35] Brazil K001130209 Yes
Andrade, K. [259] Brazil K001130219 Yes
Peru K:SPC-44871.000 No
Ferreira, L.V. [58] Brazil K001130221 Yes
Prance, G.T. [58965] Brazil K001130205 Yes
Ducke [425] Brazil K001130204 Yes
Ducke, A. [1151] Brazil K001130199 Yes


  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.