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Casearia tomentosa Bra31.png
Casearia tomentosa parts drawing
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales?
Family: Salicaceae
Tribe: Samydeae[1]
Genus: Casearia
SpeciesGwondana2000 (talk) 14:19, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Numerous, see text


Casearia is a plant genus in the family Salicaceae. The genus was included in the Flacourtiaceae under the Cronquist system of angiosperm classification, and earlier in the Samydaceae. Recent research[citation needed] indicates that the latter group might be reinstated as a valid family.

They are sometimes employed as honey plants, notably C. decandra and C. sylvestris. The latter species is occasionally used as food by the caterpillars of the two-barred flasher (Astraptes fulgerator). Several species are becoming rare due to deforestation. Some appear close to extinction, and C. quinduensis of Colombia and C. tinifolia from Mauritius seem to be extinct since some time in the 20th century and about 1976, respectively.

Selected species[edit]

Names brought to synonymy


  1. ^ "Genus Casearia". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Casearia Jacq.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-03-31. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  3. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Casearia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Casearia at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Casearia at Wikispecies