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Published In: Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 2 7: 35, 38. 1851. (Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 2,) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library


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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: About 40 species spread over tropical Africa, S.E. Asia, Indo-Malaysia and Australia. Represented by 1 naturalised and cultivated species in Pakistan.


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Perennial deciduous climbing precocious shrubs. Stem succulent, corky. Leaves membranous, basal nerves 7. Flowers in axillary terminal racemes or panicles. Sepals 6, 2-seriate, the 3 inner larger and membranous. Petals 6, smaller than the sepals. Male flowers: stamens 6; filaments free, apex thickened, anthers obliquely adnate. Female flowers: staminodes 6, clavate; carpels 3, stigmas broad. Drupes 1-3; style scar terminal, endocarp rugose. Seed usually curved round the intruded endocarp, albumen ruminate.
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