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Published In: Genera Plantarum 1102. 1840. (Gen. Pl.) 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: M. QAISER AND S. NAZIMUDDIN
General/Distribution: A small genus with 6 species distributed in tropical South Africa, Arabia, India and Pakistan. Represented in Pakistan by one species.

 

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Unarmed shrubs, scandent or climbing by means of tendrils. Leaves alternate, stipulate. Inflorescence of axillary, umbellate cymes, on long slender peduncles. Flowers greenish. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes lacerate, ovate, crenate or acuminate tube broadly obconical. Petals 5, inserted on margin of the epigynous disc, hooded. Ovary trilocular; style short, 3-fid; stigma more or less recurved. Fruit coriaceous, ovate to globose, with 3 cocci, each one-seeded.
 
 
 
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