Dobera Juss.

First published in Gen. Pl.: 425 (1789)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Eritrea to Mozambique, Arabian Peninsula, W. India.

Descriptions

Salvadoraceae, A. R. Vickery. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous or slightly pubescent unarmed trees or shrubs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, sessile in axillary or terminal panicles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ovoid, 3–4(5) toothed, sometimes ± bilobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4(5) free, elliptic, oblong or linear–oblong, sometimes ± spathulate, imbricate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4(5), hypogynous; filaments dilated basally, shortly connate forming a tube, free and filiform above; anthers ovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk composed of 4 glands each at the base of a petal and alternating with the stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1–locular; style short; stigma obtuse or truncate; ovules 1–2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a subglobose or ellipsoidal 1–seeded drupe.
[FZ]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees or shrubs, unarmed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers bisexual, sessile, in axillary and terminal panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx irregularly 3–4-lobed, minutely papillate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, with filaments united into a tube at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk represented by small glands between the filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1-celled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe.
Note
Genus of two species.
[FSOM]

Salvadoraceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
More or less glabrous, unarmed, evergreen trees or shrubs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, sessile in axillary or terminal panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ovoid, irregularly 3–4(–5)-toothed, sometimes approximately bilobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4(–5), free, elliptic, oblong or linear-oblong, sometimes ± spathulate, imbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4(–5), hypogynous; filaments dilated basally, shortly connate into a tube, free and filiform above; anthers ovate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk consisting of 4 glands alternating with the stamens, each at the base of a petal and ± attached to it
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1-locular; style short; stigma obtuse or truncate; ovules 1–2, erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a subglobose or ellipsoidal drupe; only 1 of the ovules appears to develop into a seed in 2-ovuled ovaries.
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. 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 2022. 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