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Published In: Systema Naturae, ed. 12 2: 608, 627. 1767. (Syst. Nat. (ed. 12)) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A paleotropical genus of c. 70 species. Represented in our area by following species only.


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Mostly unarmed trees, erect shrubs or herbs. Leaves alternate very rarely opposite, usually uni to tripinnate compound, rarely simple, stipule auricle-like or sheathing or absent; leaflets usually dentate, petiolulate. Inflorescence of leaf-opposed corymbose cymes, peduncle often rusty tomentose, never modified into tendrils. Flowers usually white or whitish; sepals (4-)5 united into a cupular, shortly toothed cup-like hypanthium. Petals (4-)5, free or basally united and adherent to staminal tube, reflexed. Stamens united at the base into a short or long 5- lobed epipetalous staminal tube, anthers alternating with bifid or entire lobes of staminal tube, extrorse. Ovary (3-)4-5(-8) locular, locules uniovulate, syncarpous, superior, angular, often sunken in the disc; style simple, with an insignificant stigma. Fruit berry. Seeds wedge-shaped.
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