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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/28/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/28/2013)
Genus NEEA R. & P.
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Per. Prodr. 52. 1794.
Synonym Neeania Raf. Princ. Som. 30. 1814. Mitscherlichia Kunth, in Abh. Berl. Akad. 18 3 1:209. 1831. Eggersia Hook. f. in Hook. Ic. 1 5:1. t. 140I. 1883.
Description Dioecious trees and shrubs. Leaves opposite to irregularly approximate. In- florescences terminal, thyrsiformn. Flowers small, immediately subtended by 1-3 minute bracteoles. Staminate flowers urceolate; stamens 5-10, usually 8, unequal, included, the short tube of the filaments surrounding the sessile pistillode. Pistillate flowers urceolate or tubular-urceolate, the limb of the perianth erect or spreading, the staminodes usually somewhat surpassing the ovary and with enlarged sterile anthers, the pistil sessile. Anthocarps fleshy, eglandular, the limb of the perianth withering and at length abscissing.
Habit trees and shrubs
Distribution Numerous species in the Antilles, and Central and South America; southern peninsular Florida.
Key a. Cymules strikingly dichasial, the terminal flowers sessile, the lateral with relatively long slender pedicels; leaves predominantly rather small or of moderate size, and only very rarely somewhat pubescent beneath. b. Inflorescences usually quite glabrous, the pedicels of lateral flowers as long as the perianths or somewhat longer; staminate perianths ovoid- urceolate; anthocarps broadly ellipsoid ------------------------ ..--.- 1. N. DELICATULA bb. Inflorescences minutely puberulent, the pedicels as long as the perianths or somewhat shorter; staminate perianths oblong-urceolate; anthocarps narrowly ellipsoid .......... 2. N. LAE-TEVIRENS aa. Cymules obscurely dichasial, both terminal and lateral flowers subsessile or with similar short stout pedicels; leaves predominantly large and frequently more or less pubescent beneath................................................... 3. N. AMPLIFOLIA
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