4662.000 Salacia L.

Robson, N.K.B. (1966) Celastraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2)

Robson, N.K.B. et al. (1994) Celastraceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Description of the genus

Lianes, shrubs or small trees, rarely shrublets, with or without latex threads and without spines. Stipules small or 0. Leaves opposite, subopposite or alternate; lamina toothed or entire. Inflorescence 1-many-flowered, pedunculate or sessile, cymose, dichasial or umbel-like, without accessory branches. Sepals (4-)5(-6), the inner sometimes petaloid. Petals (4-)5(-6). Disk always developed, extrastaminal. Stamens (2-)3. Ovary superior; locules (2-)3, each with 2-8 axile ovules in 1-2 rows per loculus. Fruit a fleshy indehiscent berry, spherical or elongated, with a leathery exocarp, soft and fleshy mesocarp and mucilaginous endocarp.

Worldwide: c. 200 species occurring thoughout the tropics and substropics.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Salacia leptoclada

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
erecta (G. Don) Walp.[CR]E
kraussii (Harv.) Harv.SDescription, Image
leptoclada Tul.[EN]EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Salacia:

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Flora of Botswana: Salacia
Flora of Caprivi: Salacia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Salacia
Flora of Malawi: Salacia
Flora of Mozambique: Salacia
Flora of Zambia: Salacia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Salacia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Salacia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Salacia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Salacia
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iNaturalist: Salacia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Salacia
JSTOR Plant Science: Salacia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Salacia
Plants of the World Online: Salacia
Tropicos: Salacia
Wikipedia: Salacia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Salacia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=894, retrieved 4 March 2024

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