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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 441. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/11/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/9/2015)
Area distribution:

About 25 species, mostly in the tropics and subtropics of the western hemisphere, some in Africa and Asia.


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Herbs, shrubs or trees, sometimes climbers, glabrous or younger parts pubescent. Leaves petiolate or subsessile, acuminate or acute, exstipulate. Inflorescence a raceme, panicle or spike. Pedicels bracteate at base, often with 1-3 bracteoles. Flowers small, mostly hermaphrodite. Perianth sepaloid or coloured, persistent and mostly reflexed in fruit; tepals 4-5, almost equal, glabrous or nearly so. Stamens 5-30; filaments mostly free; anthers 2-celled, dorsifixed. Carpels 5-16, free or united at base or completely connate; ovule 1 in each carpal, basal, campylotropous; styles as many as carpels, erect or recurved, stigmatous on inner surface. Fruit a depressed-globular, juicy or fleshy berry of free or connate carpels. Seeds compressed, almost reniform, with crustaceous coat; endosperm mealy; embryo annular; cotyledons semiterete.


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