Colubrina asiatica var. asiatica

Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 76.

Shrubs, erect to sprawling or clambering, 1.5–8 m. Stems zigzag, glabrous. Leaves persistent; petiole 7–17 mm; blade ovate to broadly ovate, 4–8 cm, herbaceous, base obtuse to rounded or subcordate, margins crenate-serrate, teeth 10–30 per side, apex acuminate, glabrous or glabrate on both surfaces; 3-veined from base, distal secondary-veins 1–2 (–4) pairs, arcuate. Inflorescences thyrses, 2–7-flowered, or flowers solitary; peduncles (0–) 1 mm; fruiting pedicels 4–6 mm. Capsules 7–8 mm.


Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Disturbed fill, roadside thickets, fencerows, hammocks, shell mounds, limestone ridges, mangrove thickets, beach strands.
Elevation: 0–10 m.

Distribution

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Introduced; Fla., s, se Asia, Pacific Islands (Philippines), also in West Indies, Africa, elsewhere in Pacific Islands, Australia

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

perigynous +  and epigynous +
glabrate +  and glabrous +
Guy L. Nesom +
(Linnaeus) Brongniart +
obtuse +  and rounded or subcordate +
Ceanothus asiaticus +
3-veined +  and veined +
not gland-dotted +
3[-5]-veined +  and pinnate +
spinulose +, spinose +, serrate +  and entire +
denticulate +, dentate +, crenulate +, crenate +  and serrulate +
ovate;broadly ovate +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Fla. +, s +, se Asia +, Pacific Islands (Philippines) +, also in West Indies +, Africa +, elsewhere in Pacific Islands +  and Australia +
0–10 m. +
Disturbed fill, roadside thickets, fencerows, hammocks, shell mounds, limestone ridges, mangrove thickets, beach strands. +
free +  and adnate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
persistent +
intrastaminal +
not fleshy +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
perigynous +  and epigynous +
adnate +  and distinct +
Clawed (?) +, Obovate (?) +  and Spatulate (?) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
Flowering year-round. +
2-4-carpellate +
Mém. Fam. Rhamnées, +
brown +  and greenish +
distinct +
keeled;ovate-triangular;triangular +
Introduced +
Rhamnus asiatica +
Colubrina asiatica var. asiatica +
Colubrina asiatica +
variety +
deciduous +  and evergreen +
erect +  and sprawling or clambering +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and synoecious +