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Published In: Flora Cochinchinensis 477, 514. 1790. (Fl. Cochinch.) 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)
Contributor Text: S. NAZIMUDDIN AND S. SHAHARYAR H. NAQVI
General/Distribution: A monotypic genus distributed in India, Pakistan, Indo-China and Malay Archipelago.

 

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Perennial herbs with tuberous roots. Stems slender, elongated, branched, glabrous; tendrils simple. Leaves subsessile, heteromorphic, cordate or sagittate at base, more or less scabrid above, margin remotely subulate denticulate, rarely entire. Petiole slender, without stipule-like lamina at the base, shortly villous, ultimately scabrous, 0-5-1.5 cm long. Male flowers subumbellate, axillary, female solitary and pedicellate. Calyx tube campanulate, teeth subulate, very minute. Corolla with triangular very small lobes. Stamens 3, filaments short; anther locule triplicate, ciliate. Ovary oblong, ovules several. Fruit oblong or ovoid. Seeds many, grey, small.
 
 
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