Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Small succulent shrub with sprawling woody stems bearing numerous leaf scars, or small tree, to 1.5 m. Leaves broadly obovate, sessile or subsessile, clustered near the stem apex; petiole winged. Corolla white or greenish, up to 2.3 cm long; lobes up to 1 cm with whitish crenulate margins. Fruit black or bluish, ellipsoid or spherical.
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Miscellaneous Details

"Notes: Coast, Sandy shores"
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Distribution

Worldwide distribution

Widespread on African coasts from Somalia south to the Cape and in W Africa from S. Tomé to Angola. Also in the Mascarenes, Sri Lanka, Florida and tropical S America.
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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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"Tamil Nadu: Ramanathapuram, Thoothukkudi"
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Diagnostic

Habit: Shrub
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 6 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 1
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Scaevola plumieri

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Scaevola plumieri

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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