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Published In: Genera Plantarum 4: 310. 1837. (Gen. Pl.) 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)
Synonym Text: Corculum Stuntz in U.S. Dept. Agr., Bur. Pl. Ind., Bull. 282: 84.1913.
General/Distribution: A genus with 8 species, distributed in tropical America. Cultivated elsewhere. In Pakistan it is represented by 1 cultivated species


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Tendril climber. Leaves large, alternate, entire or undulate. Inflorescence raceme ending in branched tendrils. Flowers showy, bisexual. Perianth segments 5, petaloid, outer segments cordate or ovate, inner ones ovate-oblong. Stamens 8. Carpels 3; ovary 3-angled; styles 3. Fruit a 3-angled nut, enclosed in the accrescent, papery perianth segments.
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