All Floras      Advanced Search
Page 10 Login | eFloras Home | Help
Pakistan | Family List | Sapotaceae | Monotheca

1. Monotheca buxifolia (Falc.) A. DC. in DC., Prodr. 10:626. 1846. Parker, For. Fl. Punj. Haz. Del. (reprint ed.) 306. 1956; Friis. l.c.

Vern.: Gurgura, Gwargurah or Gargol.


  • Edgeworthia buxifolia Falc.
  • Monotheca mascatensis A. DC.
  • Reptonia buxifolia (Falc.) A. DC.
  • Reptonia mascatensis (A. DC.) Radlk. ex O. Schwartz
  • Sideroxylon aubertii A. Chev.
  • Sideroxylon buxifolium Hutch.
  • Sideroxylon corradii Chiov.
  • Sideroxylon gilletti Hutch. & Bruce
  • Spiniluma buxifolia (Hutch.) Aubrev.

    A small tree or large thorny shrub. Thorns short, axillary and terminal. Leaves often fascicled or alternate, 2.5-3.5 x 1-1.5 cm. upper surface glabrous, lower glaucous, apex rounded, base somewhat cuneate, margin recurved, petiole short, 2-3 mm long. Flowers c. 5 mm in diameter, pedicel c. 1 mm long. Calyx lobes small, c. 3 mm long, acute. Corolla lobes glabrous, c. 2 x c. 1 mm. Stamens borne on the corolla tube and opposite to the lobes, filaments longer than petals, subulate, glabrous, anthers versatile. Ovary hairy; style tapering, elongated. Fruit less than 1 cm in diameter.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Lectotype: Pakistan, Sine locality, Falconer s.n. (BM) (Friis, l.c. 94).

    Distribution: Similar to the genus.


    Related Objects  
  • Illustration (M. Rafique)
  • Illustration

  •  |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |