Forestiera Poir.

First published in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 1: 132 (1810)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is W. Central & S. U.S.A. to Central America, Ecuador, Caribbean.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious trees or shrubs; leaves mostly opposite, simple, entire or toothed, usually deciduous during dry seasons.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, 1–few in small fascicles in the leaf-axils or at nodes on old wood; calyx deeply 4–6-lobed or absent; corolla none or rarely 1 or 2 small free petals present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2 or 4
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-celled, each cavity with 2 pendulous ovules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a 1-seeded drupe.
Distribution
A genus of about 15 species occurring in southern U. S. A., Mexico, northern C. America and the West Indies.
[Cayman]

Sources

  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

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