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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/10/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/10/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. III. 18:107. 1852.
Description Flowers 4- to 5-merous. Hypanthium small, globose to cup-shaped. Sepals small, triangular or ovate to depressed or obsolete; exterior teeth usually present, conic or subulate, small. Petals ovate to lanceolate or triangular, usually acute or subacute, commonly cucullate at the summit and often exceeded by a minute exterior tooth. Stamens isomorphic; filaments slender, glabrous; anthers oblong, usually obtuse, opening by a large terminal pore; connective simply or briefly prolonged below the thecae, rarely with minute basal lobes. Ovary inferior, 4- to 5-celled; style slender; stigma truncate to capitate. Fruit a many-seeded berry. Shrubs or trees with small cluster of flowers at the leafless nodes or rarely in the axils of the leaves.
Distribution About 40 described species, chiefly in the West Indies and northern South America.
Key a. Leaves long-tapering at base, strongly pli-nerved ............... 1. H. TUBERCULOSA. aa. Leaves rounded or obtuse at base, 3-nerved or obscurely pli-nerved. b. Pedicels about 1 mm. long; hypanthium densely pubescent. - . 2. H. SEEMANNII. bb. Pedicels 4-8 mm. long; hypanthium essentially glabrous. - 3. H. FLAVESCENS.
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