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Published In: Species Plantarum, Editio Secunda 2: 1365. 1763. (Jul-Aug 1763) (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)
Comment/Acknowledgements: A monotypic genus of tropical Asia and East Tropical Africa.

 

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A tree with rounded, broadly ovate, 3-7-costate, long petioled leaves. Inflorescence a terminal loose drooping panicle. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic, bracteolate. Sepals 5, free or basally connate, longer than petals. Petals 5, unequal. Stamens 15, monadelphous, staminal column broadly campanulate, ad¬nate to gynophore, 5-lobed, each lobe with 3 anthers and alternating with staminodes, anthers subsessile, extrorse. Carpels 5, syncarpous; ovary stalked, 5-lobed, 5-locular, each locule 3-4-ovuled; style short, slender, stigma 5-lobed. Fruit an inflated, membranous, loculicidally 5-valved capsule. Seeds globose, tubercled, exalbuminous.
 
 
 
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