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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1043. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/26/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 8/26/2015)
Area distribution:

About 100 species mostly tropical, few in Europe or in the Mediterranean.



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Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, 3-nerved at base, serrate or entire; stipules linear, small and caducous. Flowers staminate and hermaphrodite, appearing with the leaves, staminate or hermaphrodite in axillary clusters. Sepals (4-) 5-6, free. Stamens as many as anthers, yellow. Ovary 1-celled, ovoid. Styles 2-5 mm., simple or 2-3 branched. Fruit a fleshy drupe.


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