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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 12/18/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 12/18/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Syst. Nat. 2:1025. 1759, nom conserv.
Synonym Buceras P. Br. Hist. Jam. t. 23. 1756, nom rejic.
Description Trees. Leaves spirally arranged, usually pseudo-whorled. Upper receptacle remaining attached to the fruit and calyx-lobes scarcely developed. Fruit not winged, slightly oblique. Other characters as in Terminalia.
Habit Tree
Distribution Two or three species from Florida, Central America, Guiana (fide Pulle) and in the West Indies.
Note Grounds for separating this genus from Terminalia are slender; Bentham and Hooker and a few other authors have not maintained it. The apparently ex- cellent character of the persistent upper receptacle suffices adequately to distinguish the two genera in the New World but one or two Malayan-Polynesian species of Terminalia, quite unrelated to Bucida, show the same feature. There seems, how- ever, no grave disadvantage in maintaining the status quo.
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