Flacourtia

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Flacourtia
Flacourtia indica in Hyderabad W IMG 5603.jpg
Flacourtia indica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Tribe: Flacourtieae[1]
Genus: Flacourtia
Comm. ex L'Hér.[2]
Type species
Flacourtia ramontchi
L'Hér.[3]
Species

See text.

Flacourtia is a genus of flowering plants in the willow family, Salicaceae. It was previously placed in the now defunct family Flacourtiaceae.[2] The generic name honors Étienne de Flacourt (1607–1660), a governor of Madagascar. It contains 15 species of shrubs and small trees that are native to the African and Asian tropics and subtropics. Several species, especially F. indica, are cultivated as ornamentals and for their fruits.[4] The trunks of small trees are often guarded by branching spines.[citation needed]

Selected species[edit]

F. inermis

Formerly placed here[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus Flacourtia". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Flacourtia Comm. ex L'Hér.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-03-30. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Flacourtia Comm. ex L'Hér.". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  4. ^ a b c Everett, Thomas H. (1981). The New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture 4. Courier Corporation. pp. 2376–2377. ISBN 978-0-8240-7234-6. 
  5. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Flacourtia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-03-30. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 

External links[edit]

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