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Published In: Flora Peruviana, et Chilensis 2: 26. 1799. (Fl. Peruv.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A large pantropical genus with about 110 species, represented in Pakistan by 1 species only.


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Shrubs or under-trees, rarely lianas, usually with little latex and whorled branches. Leaves in whorls of 3-4, rarely opposite, eglandular along the midrib, glandular in the axils with slender nerves, sessile to petiolate with small and deciduous stipules. Inflorescence terminal or of lateral dischasial cymes. Calyx-lobes 5, equal, ovate or lanceolate, eglandular. Corolla hypocrateriform, salverform or infundibuliform, tube cylindrical, somewhat inflated above the middle with usually hairy throat. Stamens included. Disc annular, cup-shaped. Carples free to syncarpous with 2-4 ovules, style 1, stigma cylindric. Fruit drupacous. Seed one, ovate.
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