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Published In: Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society 1: 69. 1810. (Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc.) 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: S.I. ALI
General/Distribution: A genus of c. 12 species, distributed in tropical Asia and Africa. Only one species in known from Pakistan.


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Usually twining shrub, glabrous. Leaves opposite. Flowers small, in lateral paniculate cymes. Calyx 5-partite, with 5 scales within. Corolla campanulate, lobes 5, imbricate to the right in bud. Corona of 5 processes or lobes arising from about the middle of the corolla tube. Staminal corona absent. Filaments free, broad, inserted towards the base of the corolla tube; anthers sagittate, connivent over the dilated part of the style. Pollen masses granular, cohering in pairs in each cell. Pollen carriers narrow. Stigma conical. Follicles 2, terete, smooth. seeds comose.
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