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Published In: Enumeratio Systematica Plantarum, quas in insulis Caribaeis 4, 21. 1760. (Enum. Syst. Pl.) 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)
Comment/Acknowledgements: A genus with about 250 species, mostly from America.

 

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Small trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, petiolate; margin entire or slightly serrate; stipules caducous. Flowers in axillary fascicles. Calyx 4-5 lobed, persistent.. Petals lacking. Stamens 10-12, alternating with the staminodes. Ovary ovoid, unilocular. Fruit capsular, globose or ovoid; dehiscence loculicidal. Seeds numerous, embedded in a fleshy aril.
 
 
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