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Published In: Mantissa Plantarum 2: 145–146. 1771. (Oct 1771) (Mant. Pl.) Name publication detail
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with 80-100 tropical and sub-tropical species; mostly Australian and Polynesian.

 

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Herbs or shrubs. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, entire or toothed. Flowers in dichasial cymes, sessile or pedicellate. Calyx lobes obsolete or conspi¬cuous. Corolla oblique, split to the base on one side; lobes subequal, spreading. Stamens with free anthers. Ovary usually inferior, 2-loculed; ovules l-2 in each, erect; style simple with pollen cup enclosing a truncate or 2 lobed stigma. Fruit a drupe.
 

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1 Leaves 2.0-7.5 cm long. Calyx truncate or obscurely lobed. Drupe purple
+ Leaves 10-20 cm long. Calyx lobes linear-lanceolate. Drupe white Scaevola taccada
 
 
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