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Published In: Species Plantarum, Editio Secunda 1: 471. 1762. (Sp. Pl. (ed. 2)) 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: A genus with about 80 species, mostly in tropical America.


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Trees with uni or bipinnate, rarely 1-foliolate leaves. Leaflets petiolulate, obtuse or retuse, entire or serrate. Inflorescence a panicle. Flowers small, bisexual or unisexual. Sepals 3-6, connate at the base, imbricate. Petals 3-6, oblong-ovate, often much longer than the sepals, reflexed or spreading, valvate. Stamens 6-12, free; anthers oblong-ovate. Disc annular, crenate. Ovary sessile, ovate-subglobose, 3-5-locular, each locule 2 ovuled; style very short or absent; stigmas 3-5, obtuse. Fruit a globose or slightly oblong drupe with 3-5, l-seeded pyrenes. Seeds with foliaceous cotyledons.
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