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Published In: Flora 40: 99. 1857. (Flora) 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: S.I. ALI
General/Distribution: A genus with 2 species distributed from India to South China and Malesia; represented in Pakistan by the following species.


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Twining shrubs with watery sap (milky in the fruit). Leaves ovate, firm but not fleshy. Flowers in pedunculate umbelloid cymes, solitary at nodes. Calyx lobes ovate or ovate-lanceolate, acute, glabrous. Corolla green, rotate, lobes twisted to right in bud, margin ciliate. Corona single, of 5 fleshy truncate lobes with an apical tooth projecting horizontally inwards, attached to the upper part of staminal column. Anthers with the connective produced into a membranous appendage. Pollinium solitary in each loculus, ascending without a pellucid margin. Follicle ovoid-oblong, longitudinally grooved, apex subtruncate.
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