Tacca J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

[FTEA]

Taccaceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1962

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous or sparsely pilose herbs
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tuber subglobose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts green or coloured, the 2 outer sessile, the inner sessile or scarcely petiolate ; filiform bracts usually present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments subequal, reflexed, spreading, or erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes emarginate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit baccate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds reniform or ovate ; embryo minute, buried in the endosperm.

Doubtfully present in:

Suriname

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Hawaii, Line Is., Nauru, Niue, Taiwan, Tuvalu

Tacca J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Chase, M.W. [175] 74571.000 No
s.coll [5173 [?]] K001140101 Yes
Eja, M. [S. 56004], Malaysia K001140363 Yes
Ralimanana, H. [870], Madagascar K000663077 Yes
Dorr, L.J. [3606], Madagascar K001140852 Yes
Larsen, K. [43753], Thailand K001140265 Yes
s.coll [168], Madagascar K001140855 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140857 isotype Yes
Pereira, J.T. [JTP 440], Malaysia K001140361 Yes
Beaman, J.H. [9979], Malaysia K001140360 Yes
Herb Griffith [6022], India K001140097 Yes
Kok, R. de [S 97858], Malaysia K001140362 Yes
Kiew, R. [4921], Malaysia K001140167 Yes
Dorr, L.J. [3606], Madagascar K001140851 Yes
Faden, R.B. [76/610], Sri Lanka K001140121 Yes
Parry, N.E. [733], India K001140099 Yes
Huq, A. [H-2232], Bangladesh K001140119 Yes
Smith, E. [693], Thailand K001140264 Yes
Bernardi, L. [11832], Madagascar K001140854 Yes
Craie, W.G. [260], India K001140100 Yes
Deroin, T. [168], Madagascar K001140856 Yes
Clarke, C.B. [42376 C] K001140098 Yes
Dorr, L.J. [3772], Madagascar K001140853 Yes
Faden, R.B. [76/610], Sri Lanka K001140120 Yes

First published in Char. Gen. Pl.: 69 (1776)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R., Wilkin, P. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2007). World Checklist of Dioscoreales. Yams and their allies: 1-65. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Char. Gen. Pl. 69 (1776)
  • F.T.A. 7: 413. Nom. cons.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Char. Gen. : 69 (1776)

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  • Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China

    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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