Home Flora of Pakistan
Name Search
District Map
Grid Map
Inventory Project
Monotheca A. DC. Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical GardenSearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 8: 152. 1844. (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: KAMAL AKHTER MALIK
Type: A monotypic genus distributed in N.W. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Oman, N. Somalia, S. Ethiopia and Djibouti. It occurs in dry Olea and Juniperus forest and in evergreen scrub. This genus was formerly included in Myrsinaceae, but Radlkofer kept it under Sapotaceae. It differs from the other members of Sapotaceae by having no latex and larger stamens.


Export To PDF Export To Word
Small spiny trees or large shrubs, up to 10 m high. Branches sericeous, white pubescent. Spines strong, often when strudy with leaves and flowers. Leaves spathulate-elliptic, coriaceous, entire, glabrous above, with sericeous indumentum or glabrous below, petiolate, venation obscure. Inflorescence axillary, sessile in clusters. Flower bisexual, pedicellate. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes imbricate, basally joined, broadly ovate, sericeous indumentum. Corolla 5-lobed, subcampanulate, corolla tube short, yellow; lobes oblong-ovate, obtuse, con torted-imbricate. Stamens 5, filaments linear, exceeding the petals; anthers extrorse; staminodes 5, alternating with stamens, filiform with flattened base. Ovary globose, hairy, unilocular, 5-ovuled, placentation basal. Style cylindrical; stigma minute. Fruit a berry, fleshy, globose, 1-seeded. Seed almost globular; endosperm ruminate. Embryo horizontal, curved.
© 2018 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110