Overview

Distribution

Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Coccoloba P. Browne:
Brazil (South America)
Honduras (Mesoamerica)
United States (North America)
Colombia (South America)

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Coccoloba leptostachya Benth.:
El Salvador (Mesoamerica)

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Coccoloba parimensis Benth.:
Brazil (South America)
Colombia (South America)
Panama (Mesoamerica)
Peru (South America)

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Coccoloba paraensis Meisn.:
Brazil (South America)

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Coccoloba excelsa var. glabra Lindau:
Brazil (South America)

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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Coccoloba excelsa Benth.:
Brazil (South America)
French Guiana (South America)
Guyana (South America)
Peru (South America)
Suriname (South America)
Colombia (South America)
Venezuela (South America)

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Coccoloba bracteolosa Meisn.:
Brazil (South America)

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 16 specimens in 5 taxa.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 1

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.5 - 1
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:80Public Records:48
Specimens with Sequences:63Public Species:18
Specimens with Barcodes:61Public BINs:0
Species:27         
Species With Barcodes:24         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Coccoloba

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Wikipedia

Coccoloba

Coccoloba is a genus of about 120–150 species of flowering plants in the family Polygonaceae. The genus is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, in South America, the Caribbean and Central America, with two species extending into Florida.[1][2]

The species are shrubs and trees, mostly evergreen. The leaves are alternate, often large (to very large in some species), with the leaves on juvenile plants often larger and of different shape to those of mature plants. The flowers are produced in spikes. The fruit is a three-angled achene, surrounded by an often brightly coloured fleshy perianth, edible in some species, though often astringent.[1][2]

There is no overall English name for the genus, although many of the individual species have widely used common names.

Contents

Selected species

Sources:[3][4][5]

Ecology

The genus includes several ectomycorrhizal species; for example, C. uvifera is apparently associated with at least the following macrofungal families Amanitaceae, Russulaceae, and Boletaceae. The species Coccoloba cereifera is notable for being restricted to an area of only some 26 square km on a single low peak near Serra do Cipó National Park, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.[1]

Cultivation and uses

One species, Coccoloba uvifera (Seagrape) is commonly cultivated for its edible fruit, and the genus name is sometimes used to denote this species.

References

  1. ^ a b Flora of North America: Coccoloba
  2. ^ a b Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
  3. ^ USDA Plants Profile: Coccoloba
  4. ^ Global Compendium of Weeds: Coccoloba acuminata
  5. ^ Plants of Hawaii: Polygonaceae
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