Colubrina is a genus of about 30 species of flowering plants in the family Rhamnaceae, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of Africa, the Americas, southern Asia, northern Australia, and the Indian Ocean islands. Common names include nakedwood, snakewood, greenheart and hogplum.
The species are shrubs and small trees growing 1-10 m tall, with simple ovate leaves. The flowers are small, greenish-white or yellowish; the fruit is a capsule containing three seeds.Selected species
The genus is at least in part a wastebasket taxon, and revision will likely result in the renaming of a number of species to different genera
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