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Published In: Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society 1: 73. 1811. (Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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General/Distribution: A genus with about 10 species distributed in Tropical Asia and Australia; represented in Pakistan by three species.


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Shrubs or small trees with slender branches. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence terminal or axillary corymbs of cymes. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes blunt, usually with scales or glands inside. Corolla hypocrateriform, lobes overlapping to the left in bud with a corona of 5 fimbriate scales, in 1 or 2 series in the throat. Stamens in the mouth of the tube; filament short with exserted, sagittate, connivent anthers. Disc usually absent. Carpels free or syncarpous; ovules many in each carpel; style filiform with ovoid stigma. Follicles free or connate, slender, terete with linear compressed seeds; coma deciduous.

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1 Flowers white, c. 2.5 cm across; corona-scales white or orange, not rounded crenulate; anthers not hairy on the back (2)
+ Flowers scarlet, 3-4 cm across; corona-scales crimson, rounded, crenulate; anthers hairy on the back 1 Wrightia coccinea
2 (1) Leaves glabrous. Corona-scales linear numerous, white, distinct 2 Wrightia tinctoria
+ Leaves tomentose. Corona-scales variable, 5-10, laciniate, connate to form a cup 3 Wrightia tomentosa
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