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, 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

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?
Peru 44871.000 No
Cazalet, P. [5234], Ecuador 6470.000 No
Krukoff, B.A. [7147], Brazil K001130200 Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [4], Brazil K001130223 Yes
Glaziou, A. [13096], Brazil K001130212 Yes
Glaziou, A.F.M. [10266], Brazil K001130203 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5410], Brazil K001130201 Yes
Andrade, K. [226], Brazil K001130217 Yes
Glaziou [4756], Brazil K001130211 Yes
Lira, S.S. [128], Brazil K001130216 Yes
Figueiredo, L.S. [41], Brazil K001130218 Yes
Burchell [2875], Brazil K001130197 Yes
Glaziou [9353], Brazil K001130213 Yes
Ducke, A. [1151], Brazil K001130199 Yes
Ducke [425], Brazil K001130204 Yes
Hassler, E. [584], Paraguay K001130207 Yes
Ule, E. [7914], Brazil K001130195 Yes
Usteri [37a], Brazil K001130196 Yes
Silva, J.M. [3814], Brazil K001130008 Yes
Ule, E. [5021], Brazil K001130208 Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [58], Brazil K001130220 Yes
Prance, G.T. [58965], Brazil K001130205 Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [4], Brazil K001130222 Yes
Andrade, K. [259], Brazil K001130219 Yes
Harley, R.M. [25615], Brazil K001130215 Yes
Spruce [1760], Brazil K001130198 Yes
Harley, R. [PCD5570], Brazil K001130214 Yes
Trail, J.W.H. [35], Brazil K001130209 Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [58], Brazil K001130221 Yes
Ule, E. [8890], Brazil K001130202 Yes
Coradin, L. [6062], Brazil K001130009 Yes
s.coll. [2990], Brazil K001130206 Yes


  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.