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 Mozambique: Casearia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Casearia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Casearia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Casearia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Casearia
Wikipedia: Casearia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Casearia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Casearia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Casearia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=983, retrieved 28 March 2023

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