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Published In: Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society 1: 62. 1811. (Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc.) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: S. NAZIMUDDIN AND M. QAISER
General/Distribution: A genus of about 10 species, distributed mainly in the tropics of Asia and Africa; represented in Pakistan by only one species.

 

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Trees or shrub. Leaves opposite, entire, membranous, mostly ovate or ovate-lanceolate. Inflorescence many flowers of terminal or sub-axillary corymbose cymes. Flower white. Calyx 5-lobed, glandular within, lobes small. Corolla salverform, tube narrow, cylindrical, throat contracted, naked, lobes oblong, overlapping to the left in bud. Stamens 5, included, inserted near base of tubes; filament short; anthers not connivent with stigma. Disc absent. Carpels 2; style short, filiform; stigma oblong or fusiform, tips entire or somewhat 2 lobed, ovules many in each locule. Follicles 2, elongated, incurved, circular, many seeded. Seeds linear or oblong with a deciduous coma, compressed and concave.
 
 
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