Tectona L.f.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Asia.

[LKGF]

Harley, R.M. et al. (2004). Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Morphology General Habit
Large trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, opposite, rarely alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal and/or axillary, dichotomous, cymose panicle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower yellowish to white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, 5-7-lobed, lobes unequal, greatly increasing during fruiting (inflated in some species)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla infundibular, actinomorphic, 5-7-lobed, lobes subequal, corolla-tube short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5-6, epipetalous, shortly exserted, equal in length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers ovate or elliptic-oblong, dorsifixed, thecae parallel, opening by longitudinal slits
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen 3-colpate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style terminal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes shortly bifid, with branches subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-carpellate, 4-locular, each locule 1-ovulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary Ovules
Ovules lateral, hemianatropous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupaceous, enclosed in enlarged persistent calyx, with thin subfleshy exocarp, a hard 4-celled endocarp with small central cavity between cells
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds exalbuminous.
Note
2n = 36.  Four species
Distribution
India and Southeastern Asia. Introduced to West Tropical Africa, China, Western Pacific, Mexico and the Caribbean

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Angola, Belize, Benin, Cabinda, Caroline Is., Comoros, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gambia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Honduras, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Marianas, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Panamá, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

Tectona L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Suppl. Pl.: 151 (1781)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

  • Harley RM, Atkins S, Budantsev AL, Cantino PD, Conn BJ, Grayer R, Harley MM, de Kok RPJ, Krestovskaja T, Morales R, Paton AJ, Ryding O, and Upson T. 2004. Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Sp
  • Jatus Rumph. ex Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 508 (1891).
  • Nautea Noronha, Verh. Batav. Genootsch. Kunsten 5(4): 3 (1790).
  • Tectona L.f., Suppl. Pl. 20: 151 (1781).
  • Theka Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 445 (1763).

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