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Published In: Flora Indica . . . nec non Prodromus Florae Capensis 51, pl. 21, f. 1. 1768. (Mar-Apr 1768) (Fl. Indica) 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)
Contributor Text: DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Contributor Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
General/Distribution: A tropical and subtopical genus of about 20 species in Africa, Asia and Australia. One species is found in Pakistan.


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Large woody or herbaceous twiners. Leaves petiolate, ovate, mostly cordate at the base and palmately nerved, entire, herbaceous. Flowers in racemose or paniculate cl usters, rarely solitary. Bracts leaf-l ike, or minute or subulate. Sepals 5, small in flower, the 3 outer or all accrescent in fruit, scarious, reticulately veined, spreading, often spathulate, falling with the fruit. Corolla regular, white, campanulate or funnel-shaped, rarely salverform, the limb entire or 5-lobed. Style 1, simple or bifid with unequal branches, stigmas globose, solitary or 1 on each branch. Fruit capsular, subglobose to oblong or indehiscent. Seed usually 1, glabrous.
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