5343.000 Casearia Jacq.

Description of the genus

Large tree (in ours). Leaves distichous, with translucent glandular dots and streaks. Flowers in axillary fascicles, borne on a minute cushion. Sepals 5. Petals 0. Stamens 7-10. Staminodes alternating with stamens, clavate, united below with the stamens. Stigma capitate. Capsule coriaceous, 3-angled, 2-4-valved. Seeds enveloped in a soft aril.

Worldwide: 160 species in the tropics

Malawi: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Botyodes asialis
Casearia gladiiformis

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
battiscombei R.E. Fr.N,SDescription, Image
gladiiformis Mast.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Casearia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Casearia
Flora of Mozambique: Casearia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Casearia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Casearia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Casearia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Casearia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Casearia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Casearia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Casearia
JSTOR Plant Science: Casearia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Casearia
Plants of the World Online: Casearia
Tropicos: Casearia
Wikipedia: Casearia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Casearia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=983, retrieved 28 February 2024

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