Family:
Lauraceae Juss.

Cryptocarya R.Br.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

[FZ]

Lauraceae, B.L. Stannard. Flora Zambesiaca 9:2. 1997

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees or shrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sometimes sub-opposite, pinnately-nerved or 3-nerved from near or at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes paniculate, few- to many-flowered, axillary and subterminal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite; pedicels 3-bracteolate (in African species).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle ± cylindrical, constricted in upper half, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 6, subequal, erect or ± patent, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Fertile stamens 9 in 3 whorls, with staminodes in the fourth (innermost) whorl; filaments very short (in African species); anthers 2-celled, those of the 2 outer whorls opening introrsely (in African species), the third (inner) whorl opening extrorsely (in African species); filaments of inner whorls with a pair of sessile or stalked glands at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes shortly stipitate, ovate, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary sessile, ovoid or ellipsoid, slender, glabrous, enclosed in the receptacle; style cylindric, slender; stigma slightly expanded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupaceous, globose or ellipsoid, 1-seeded, completely enclosed within the hard or fleshy accrescent receptacle with only a minute orifice at the apex; pericarp membranaceous or crustaceous, and can usually be separated from the receptacle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed globose; testa membranaceous.

[FTEA]

Lauraceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or occasionally subopposite, coriaceous, pinnately nerved or 3-nerved from near or at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite in subterminal or axillary panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-tube ovoid, turbinate or subcylindric, accrescent and constricted above after flowering; lobes in 2 whorls of 3, subequal, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens in 3 whorls, those of the outer 2 whorls with introrse anthers, of the third inserted on the upper part of the perianth-tube and with extrorse anthers and filaments with 2 sessile or stipitate glands; anthers all 2-thecous; a fourth whorl of ovoid or sagittate staminodes, stipitate or attenuate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary sessile, enclosed in the tube; style shortly exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit globose or oblong, enclosed in the enlarged hardened or fleshy tube, smooth or ribbed; pericarp hard or membranous; testa membranous not or hardly separable from the pericarp.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile South, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Fiji, French Guiana, Hainan, Hawaii, India, Jawa, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Australia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Juan Fernández Is.

Cryptocarya R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Nov 1, 2014 s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Singapore K001132717 Yes
30770.000 No
Morren [2966], New Guinea 60078.000 No
Johns, R.J. [9071], New Guinea 62558.000 No
McWhirter, J. [25], Madagascar Ravensara 32216.000 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 9121] Evodia K001132240 Yes

First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 402 (1810)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Bentham & Hooker, Gen. Pl. 3: 150, excl. syn.(1880), nom. conserv.
  • Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 1: 402 (1810).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 1: 402 (1810)
  • Rohwer in Kubitzki et al., Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 2: 386 (1993), nom. conserv .

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