1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Embelia Burm.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific, Australasia and Asia-Temperate.

    [FZ]

    Myrsinaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    Shrubs, very often scandent, rarely arborescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves entire or crenate.
    Flowers
    Flowers unisexual (and species dioecious), 4–5–merous, borne in axillary racemes or umbels or in terminal or lateral panicles (not in F.Z. area).
    Calyx
    Sepals almost free or shortly connate, imbricate, usually marked with resiniferous dots.
    Corolla
    Petals free or shortly connate, elliptic, obovate or oblong, the inner surface and sometimes the outer margins densely papillose.
    Stamens
    Stamens longer or shorter than corolla and inserted at varying levels, rarely almost free; filaments usually well developed; anthers dehiscing by slits or very rarely by pores (not in F.Z. area), usually with a dark spot on the abaxial side.
    Pistil
    Ovary of female flower subglobose or ovoid, often pilose, with a long or short style; stigma disciform, entire or rarely lobed; placenta with few ovules arranged in 1 row.
    Fruits
    Fruit a ± globose 1–seeded drupe.
    Seeds
    Seed subglobose, with a small to large basal cavity; endosperm ruminate (in F.Z. species) or smooth.
    [FTEA]

    Myrsinaceae, P. Halliday. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1984

    Habit
    Scandent shrubs or small trees, dioecious, glabrous or pubescent
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, rarely subsessile, alternate, entire or toothed
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a terminal panicle, axillary raceme or cluster
    Flowers
    Flowers pedicellate or sessile, 4-5-merous
    Calyx
    Sepals united to 1/3 or almost free, imbricate or rarely contorted
    Corolla
    Petals free or minutely coherent at base, mostly imbricate, rarely contorted, usually hairy on inner surface
    Stamens
    Stamens longer than the petals and adnate to them at varying heights or rarely free; filaments long, slender, rarely short or absent; anthers splitting longitudinally
    Pistil
    Ovary of ♂ flowers much reduced, conical, tongue-like or stipiform, that of ♀ flowers subglobose or ovoid, usually hairy, very rarely lepidote; ovules few in one row on the placenta; style rather thick; stigma disc-like, entire or rarely lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, rarely obovoid, 1-seeded
    Seeds
    Seed subglobose, covered by membranous remains of the placenta, sometimes much intruded at base; endosperm smooth or strongly ruminate; embryo cylindric, transverse.

    Distribution

    Found In:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Embelia Burm.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Identified Reference Herbarium Specimen Type Status
    Coode, M. [4460], Mauritius 35415.000
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Kerala K001132383

    First published in Fl. Indica: 62 (1768)

    Accepted in:

    • [1] Govaerts, R. (2001) World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919

    Literature

    • [2] Mez in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 236, Myrsinac.: 295 (1902). Nom. cons.
    • [3] —F.T.A. 3: 496
    • [4] Fl. Ind.: 62, t. 23 (1768), nom. conserv.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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