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Published In: Plants of the Coast of Coromandel 3: 11. 1819[1811]. (Jul 1811) (Pl. Coromandel) 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 genus with 4 or 5 species distributed in Pakistan, India, Burma and China. 1 species is known from Pakistan.


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Trees, all parts stellately hairy. Leaves ovate or suborbicular, entire or lobed, palmi-nerved. Inflorescence terminal, long panicle or flowers axillary, solitary. Flowers unisexual and bisexual on the same plant. Epicalyx segments 4-6, accrescent and stellately spreading in fruit, persistent. Sepals 5, fused to or below the middle. Petals 5. Male flower: Staminal tube 5(-6) branched at the top, each with 3-5 sessile anthers grouped into a head. Ovary rudimentary, globose. Female flower: Staminal tube 5 branched, each with a sterile anther. Carpels 3; ovary (2-) 3(-4) loculed, each 2 ovuled, one usually abortive; style branches 3, each with peltate stigma. Fruit woody, loculicidally dehiscent capsule, subglobose, usually 3-celled, 3-valved. subtended by epicalyx segments. Seeds generally 1 in each cell, reniform, brown-black.
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