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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 535. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) 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)
General/Distribution: About 60 species found in Mascarene Islands, S. and S.E. Asia, Indonesia, Queensland and Fiji.


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Evergreen trees; leaves serrate with prominent parallel lateral veins, elliptic, oblong or oblong-lanceolate. Flowers slolitary or fascicled or in simple raceme, often very large. Sepals usually 5, spreading, fleshy or pulpy in fruit. Petals usually 5, large. Stamens free, multiseriate; anthers linear, inner introrse, outer extrorse. Carpels 5-20; ovary many ovuled. Fruit globose. Seeds hard, brown or black, with or without a pulpy covering, not arillate.
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