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Published In: The Genera of North American Plants 1: 266–267. 1818. (late May-early Jun) (Gen. N. Amer. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Comment/Acknowledgements: A genus of about 30 species, distributed largely in Mexico, N.E. America, West Indies and the Himalayas. There is only one- species on record from West Pakistan.


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Deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire or serrulate. Flowers bracteate, white, in axillary fascicles, panicles, racemes or sometimes solitary. Calyx 4-5-lobed, valvate, persistent. Corolla 4-5-lobed, globular or urceolate, pubescent. Stamens 8-10; anthers without or with 2 weak appendages. Ovary 4-5-locular; stigma truncate. Capsule 4-5-locular, sutures with corky or spongy thickenings. Seeds numerous, testa loose.
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