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Published In: Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 13: 53, 67. 1821. (Trans. Linn. Soc. London) Name publication detailView 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 of c. 25 tropical African and Indomalaysian species. Represented by 1 cultivated species in Pakistan.


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Evergreen robust climbing dioecious or polygamous shrubs. Leaves simple, petiolate, entire and penninerved. Male flowers: sepals 6, 2-seriate, outer 3, much smaller, fleshy or coriaceous; petals 6, minute, cuneate; stamens 6, filaments subcylindric, anthers adnate, introrse, dehiscing longitudinally. Female flowers: carpels 6-30, borne on a gynophore, style short subulate. Drupe obovoid, stipitate, compressed, style scar sub-basal. Seeds uncinate, albumen ruminate.
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