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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 109. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. 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)
General/Distribution: A genus of about 10 species, native of W. Indies and Florida Represented in Pakistan by the following cultivated species.


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Spiny shrubs or small trees, branches mostly terete, glabrous. Leaves small, glabrous, opposite or fascicled, ovate or oblong; stipule interpetiolar, small, deciduous. Flowers mostly axillary, solitary, shortly pedicelled, erect or pendulous, generally white, 4-merous. Calyx-tube oblong, obovate or campanulate, 4-lobed, usually trigonal or tetragonal, subulate, persistent. Corolla funnel-shaped or campanulate, membranous; tube long, throat obconical, dilated, 4-lobed, lobes valuate, ovate, acute or obtuse. Stamens 4, inserted in the corolla-tube; filaments short, filiform or elongated; anthers linear. Disc annular. Ovary 2-locular, many ovules in each locule; style filifonn, stigma elongated, papillose, shallowly 2-lobed. Fruit a berry, ovoid, globose or oblong, 2-locular, many-seeded, ± coriaceous. Seeds compressed, testa subcoriaceous, granulate, albumen dense and hard, embryo minute.
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