Ternstroemia Mutis ex L.f.

First published in Suppl. Pl.: 39 (1782), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico to Tropical America.

Descriptions

Theaceae, B. Verdcourt (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1962

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, simple, subcoriaceous, margins entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, hermaphrodite or, more rarely, dioecious (as in the African species)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5–7
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals mostly 5, 7–10 in the African species, opposite the sepals or irregularly disposed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous, 1-many-seriate ; connective of anthers often prolonged beyond the thecae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary (reduced in male flowers of dioecious species) (l–)2–3-locular or falsely 4–6-locular ; ovules (l–)2–20 in each loculus
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style very short with stigmas small, conspicuous or sometimes foliaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit indehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid, with a thick testa; endosperm usually very reduced, sometimes lacking.
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Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 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 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Neotropikey

    • Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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