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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/10/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/10/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Prodr. 3:178. 1828.
Description Flowers 5- to 6-merous. Hypanthium cup-shaped to broadly campanulate. Calyx more or less spreading, its lobes shorter than the tube or lacking. Petals obtuse, oblong-obovate or obovate. Stamens isomorphic; filaments short; anthers often coherent in a ring, oblong or ovoid, blunt, opening by a minute terminal pore; connective simple at base, often thickened or elevated along the back of the anther. Ovary wholly inferior, 3- to 6-celled; style elongate; stigma capitate. Trees, often of large size, with broad, usually pli-nerved leaves and small or medium-sized flowers in axillary cymes or fascicles from the leafless nodes.
Distribution About 10 species, the others all in lowland forests of Amazonia.
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