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Casearia Jacq., Enum. Pl. Carib. 4. 1760. C. B. Clarke in Hk. f. Fl. Br. Ind. 2: 591. 1879.

Small trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, petiolate; margin entire or slightly serrate; stipules caducous. Flowers in axillary fascicles. Calyx 4-5 lobed, persistent.. Petals lacking. Stamens 10-12, alternating with the staminodes. Ovary ovoid, unilocular. Fruit capsular, globose or ovoid; dehiscence loculicidal. Seeds numerous, embedded in a fleshy aril.

A genus with about 250 species, mostly from America.


1 Leaves and petioles tomentose   Casearia tomentosa
+ Leaves and petioles glabrous   Casearia graveolens

Lower Taxa


 

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