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Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 459. 1810. (1-7 Apr 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)
Contributor Text: S.I. ALI
General/Distribution: A genus with c. 200 species, distributed in S. China, Nepal, S.E. Asia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Northern Australia and Pacific Islands; represented in Pakistan by 1 species.


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Twining or climbing, often epiphytic subshrubs or shrubs. Branches rooting at nodes, glabrous. Leaves opposite, thick and fleshy. Flowers in sessile clusters or in pedunculate umbelloid cymes. Calyx small, 5 lobed. Corolla rotate, lobes valvate. Corona single consisting of 5 large, fleshy horizontally spreading segments attached to the staminal column, produced at the inner angle into a tooth projecting inwards. Gynostegium short, sessile. Anthers with the connective produced into a membranous tip. Pollinia erect from dark honry corpuscula, 1 per locule, waxy, without pellucid margin. Follicles slender or thickened, fusiform, oblong to linear. Seeds comose.
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