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Published In: Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturale 1: 511, 515–531. 1818[1817]. (1-15 Nov 1817) (Syst. Nat.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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General/Distribution: A genus of about 35 species, distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical countries of the world. Represented by 2 species in Pakistan.


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Shrubs or woody climbers; dioecious or polygamous. Leaves multicostate. Flowers panicled, minute, greenish and trimerous. Sepals 6, 2-seriate, inner larger. Petals 6, smaller than the sepals, usually auricled, concave. Male flowers: stamens 6, filaments free, anthers subglobose, opening by transverse slits. Female flowers: staminodes 6 or absent; carpels 3-6, uniovulate; style cylindrical. Drupes usually 3, laterally compressed, scar of the style basal. Seed tubercled, horseshoe-shaped, albuminous.

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1 Leaves glabrous or slightly puberulous, linear- oblong or trapezoid. Female inflorescence 0.7-1.3 cm long Cocculus pendulus
+ Leaves densely greyish-tomentose or puberulous, generally ovate-oblong, Female inflorescence 0.5- 2.5 cm long Cocculus hirsutus
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