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Published In: Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 8: 429. 1863. (Bull. Soc. Bot. France) 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)
Contributor Text: KAMAL A. MALIK
General/Distribution: A genus with c. 4 species, distributed in Himalayas, China, Japan, Thailand, Burma and other East Asian countries.


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Trunk tall or subterranean, unarmed, often covered with remains of petioles and fibres. Leaves in terminal crown, fan-shaped with folded segments, costa absent. Inflorescence interfoliar, branches borne on short peduncles, peduncular bracts several, sheathing, subtending branches prominent, coriaceous, tomentose, bracts and bracteoles minute. Flowers polygamo-dioecious; calyx 3-fid, small; petals 3, broadly ovate, valvate; stamens 6(9), short filaments free, anthers dorsifixed, small; carpels 3, free or fused, stigmas 3, with a basal ovule. Drupe 1-3, globose or oblong. Seeds ventrally grooved, reniform; endosperm dark grey, embryo dorsal.
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