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Published In: Opera Varia 212. 1758. (Opera Var.) Name publication detail

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 10 species, native of tropical America represented in Pakistan by 1 cultivated species.


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Glabrous small tree or shrub, usually with milky latex. Leaves alternate, 1 -or pinnatinerved, leathery with interpetiolar gland, sessile to petiolate. Inflorescence cymose or racemose, axillary or terminal. Flowers large, showy, with bracteoles. Calyx with ± equal, spreading, acute, glandular lobes. Corolla funnel shaped-campanulate, twisted in bud; tube cylindrical with a bell-shaped throat. Stamens included, inserted at the top of the tube free from stigma. Disc annular or absent. Carpels free; ovules 2-4 in each carpel; styles, united above; stigma broad, angular, Fruit a drupe, broader than long.
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