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Published In: Genera Plantarum 2: 461. 1791. (Gen. Pl.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: About 40 species; distributed in East Himalayas, South East Asia and W. Malayasia.


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Trees or shrubs, covered with scales or stellate tomentum. Leaves alternate, simple, often lobed, usually obliquely cordate, coppery, rusty or silvery beneath, coriaceous. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, 1-3-flowedre. Flowers large, bisexual, actinomorphic, white or yellow; bracts 3, entire or laciniate. Calyx tubular, 5-toothed or partite, deciduous. Petals 5, strap-shaped, imbricate, deciduous. Stamens 15, monadelphous at the base, staminal column adnate to androgynophore, divided into 5 bundles, each of 3 fertile anthers, alternate with antipetalous, ligulate staminodes; anthers oblong, apiculate, loculi parallel. Carpells 3-5, syncarpous; ovary raised on androgynophore, 3-5-loculed, densely tomentose, each locule many-ovuled; style slender, clavate, stigma 3-5-lobed. Capsule large, woody or leathery, loculicidally 3-5-valved, terete or angular, oblong, glabrous or tomen¬tose. Seeds winged above, with or without endosperm.
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