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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2013)
Genus Ehretia P. Br.
PlaceOfPublication Hist. Jamaica 168, 1756.
Description Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple, pinnately-nerved, entire or dentate; mostly petiolate. Iiflorescences paniculate or cymose, mostly terminal. Flowers perfect, + actinomorphic, subsessile to pedicellate; calyx of 5 sepals, open in bud, free or somewhat connate basally; corolla ? funnelform, small, white, 5-lobed, the lobes spreading; stamens 5, mostly exserted, the anthers linear or broadly oblong; ovary 2- or 4-locular, the style bifid near the tip, the stigmas 2, and capitate or clavate. Fruit drupaceous, mostly spherical, with one 4-loculed and 4-seeded stone, with two 2-loculed, 2-seeded stones or with 4 separate stones.
Habit Trees or shrubs
Distribution About 40 species, mostly in the Old World tropics, with a few in the West Indies and Central America.
Note The wood is of economic value in some of the tree species.
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