Salacia L.

First published in Mant. Pl. 2: 159 (1771)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.


Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


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: 372
  • Loes. in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 44: 156 (1910)
  • Mant. 2: 159, 293 (1771)
  • in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 20B: 217 (1942).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Mant. Pl. Alt.: 159, 293 (1771).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by Sebsebe Demissew [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Pl. Lign. Rwanda: 247 (1982)
  • Fl. Rwanda 2: 336 (1983)
  • Mant. Pl. Alt: 159, 293 (1771)
  • N. Hallé in Fl. Cameroun 32: 18 (1990)
  • N. Robson in F.Z. 2, 2: 355 (1966)
  • N. Robson in Fl. Ethiopia 3: 344 (1990)
  • R. Wilczek in F.C.B. 9: 181 (1960)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1989 Nemba, J. [276], Cameroon K000093284 No
Jacobs, M. [5515] 31297.000 No
Faulkner [1996], Tanzania 33305.000 No
Zarucchi, J.L. [1451], Colombia 48891.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13311], Bolivia 57426.000 No
Cazalel, P. [7698], Ecuador 6476.000 No
Troupin, G. [3365], Congo, DRC 9799.000 No
Acworth, J.M. [340], Cameroon K000437040 No
Baker, W.J. [448], Cameroon K000460204 No
Etuge, M. [410], Cameroon K000093279 No
Arbo, M.M. [7681], Brazil K001138876 Yes
Pouakouyou, D. [105], Cameroon K000460029 No
Arbo, M.M. [7681], Brazil K001138877 Yes
Vicentini, A. [449], Brazil Tontelea K001138949 Yes


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