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Euclea racemosa - Sea Guarrie Tree - flowers 6.JPG
Euclea racemosa, the sea guarri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Euclea
  • Diplonema G.Don
  • Rymia Endl.
  • Kellaua A.DC.

Euclea, from the Greek eukleia meaning "glory and fame",[2] denotes a group of flowering plants in the Ebenaceae or ebony family. They were described as a genus by Linnaeus in 1774.[3][4] The genus includes evergreen trees and shrubs, native to Africa, the Comoro Islands and Arabia.[1] Several species are used for timber, producing a hard, dark heartwood timber similar to ebony.


There are some 16 to 18 species, including:[1][5]


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Stoll, Nicolette (August 2010). "Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Gürke subsp. crispa". plantzafrica. SANBI. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1774. Systema Vegetabilium. Editio decima tertia 747
  4. ^ Tropicos, Euclea L
  5. ^ "Euclea". The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 

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