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Published In: Flora Indica . . . nec non Prodromus Florae Capensis 51. 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)
General/Distribution: A small genus with 5 or 6 species, distributed in tropical Asia. Here it is represented by one species.


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Large twining shrubs or trees with milky latex. Leaves opposite elliptic, oblong to lanceolate, glabrous minutely dotted. Inflorescence of axillary and dischotomously branched peduncled cyme or fasicles with white flowers. Calyx 5-partite, glandular or eglandular inside with narrow acute, ovate-lanceolate lobes. Corolla hypocrateriform or somewhat rotate with naked throat, tube cylindrical, lobes almost twice the length of the tube, broad, strongly overlapping to the right in bud. Stamens partly exerted, inserted at the top of corolla tube, filaments shorts anthers connivent and adhering to stigma; connective with a large dorsal gland. Disc 5-lobed, annular or cupular. Carpels 2; ovules many; style filiform, pubescent, with somewhat annulate thick stigma. Fruit oblong, acuminate, splitting from below into two distinct follicles along the ventral suture. Seeds biseriate, ovate compressed, acuminate, comose at the apex.
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