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Published In: Annales du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 9: 290–291, pl. 25, f. 1. 1807. (Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with about 15 species distributed in the tropics of both hemispheres. In Pakistan it is represented by 2 species.


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Shrubs or small trees, sometimes with a yellow sticky sap, simple, peltate or stellate hairy or sometimes glabrous. Leaves long petioled, stipules caducous, blade entire or 3-5 lobed. Flowers axillary, solitary or in terminal racemes, large, showy; epicalyx segments 2-8, free, linear-ovate, caducous or persistent. Calyx cupuliform, truncate, 5 toothed, leathery, persistent. Corolla yellow with a crimson centre. Staminal tube 5-lobed or dentate at the apex, most of the part antheriferous. Carpels 4-5; ovary 4-5 loculed, each locule few-many ovuled; style unbranched, ± clavate; stigma elongate. Fruit almost indehiscent woody capsule. Seeds few to many, glabrous or hairy, angular or obovoid, cotyledons black punctate.
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