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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, W. Indian Ocean, Tropical & Tubtrop. America.
Agarista mexicana

[FTEA]

Ericaceae, Henk Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen shrubs or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate to subopposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in axillary or terminal racemes or panicles; bracts solitary, small (to large and foliaceous), caducous; pedicels with 2(– several) caducous bracteoles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous; calyx of imbricate lobes, articulate with pedicel, persistent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla cylindrical to urceolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10 in 2 whorls, inserted at base of corolla; filaments flattened, somewhat expanded near base, geniculate; anthers dehiscing by introrse-terminal elliptic pores
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 5-locular, with nectariferous disc; stigma truncate to capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a capsule, erect, not separating from valves at dehiscence; seeds very small, dust-like.

[FZ]

Ericaceae, R. Ross. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Small trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sub–opposite to alternate, subsessile to petiolate, evergreen, lanceolate to oblong to ovate or obovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence consisting of axillary and terminal racemes. Pedicels short, 1–flowered, subtended by caducous bracts and each bearing a pair of caducous bracteoles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx and corolla actinomorphic and hypogynous. Calyx segments 5, fused below, persistent in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla obconical, lobes 5, small, imbricate, not persistent in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10, included, adhering slightly to the corolla at the base and shed with it, filaments geniculate, anthers dehiscing by terminal pores.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary superior, 5–celled, ovules few, placentation basal; style 1, persistent until capsule dehisces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5–valved, loculicidal, without a central column after dehiscence.

Doubtfully present in:

Guyana

Native to:

Alabama, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Réunion, South Carolina, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

North Carolina

Agarista D.Don ex G.Don appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. Hist. 3: 837 (1834)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Hist. 3: 837 (1834)
  • Judd in J. Arnold Arbor. 65: 255– 342 (1984)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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