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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 111. 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 140 species, chiefly in tropical and subtropical Asia, N. Australia and N. & C. America; represented here by 2 or 3 species.

 

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Trees or shrubs, often stellately pubescent, especially on younger parts Leaves mostly opposite, dentate, rarely entire. Cymes axillary, shorter than leaves, many-flowered. Flowers usually small, red or purple. Calyx very small campanulate with truncate to minutely 4-lobed apex, unaltered in fruit. Corolla small, tubular with 4, short, spreading, subsymmetrical lobes. Stamens 4, usually slightly exserted, inserted above the middle of corolla-tube. Ovary imperfectly 2-celled with 2 ovules in each cell; style linear with dilated, obscurely 2-fid stigma Fruit small drupe, globose, with 4 (or less), 1-seeded pyrenes; seed shortly oblong exalbuminous.
 
 
 
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