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Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 413. 1810. (Prodr.) 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)
General/Distribution: About 8 species in the tropics of the Old World from Madagascar to Australia.
Type: Type species: Deeringia amaranthoides (Lam.) Merr.

 

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Erect herbs or scandent shrubs with alternate leaves and branches, leaves entire. Flowers bibracteolate, hermaphrodite or unisexual, in axillary or terminal, bracteate, frequently paniculate racemes or spikes, each bract subtending a single flower; bracts and bracteoles small, membranous. Perianth segments (4-) 5, the perianth not deciduous with the fruit. Stamens (4-)5, shortly monadelphous at the base, pseudo-staminodes absent. Style short, stigmas 2-3 (-4), linear or clavate. Ovary with few to many ovules pendulous on slender funicles. Fruit a thin-walled fleshy berry. Seeds black or brownish, compressed, shining, verruculose to reticulate.
 
 
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