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Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 460. 1810. (1-7 Apr 1810) (Prodr.) 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)
Contributor Text: S.I. ALI
General/Distribution: A genus of c. 100 species distributed throughout the tropics and warm temperate zone, represented by 1 species in Pakistan.


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Twining rarely erect shrubs. Leaves opposite, cordate. Flowers in umbelloid or paniculate cymes. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes ovate-oblong, obtuse. Corolla purple, subcampanulate, puberulous outside, lobes 5, imbricate in bud . Corona single, consisting of 5 flat erect segments, attached to the staminal column. Staminal column arising from or near the base of the corolla. Anthers with connectives produced into membranous appendages ± incumbent on style top. Pollinia 1 in each loculus, erect, without a pellucid margin. Stigma (style apex) depressed, convex, conical or beaked. Follicles with thick pericarp, usually lanceolate, smooth, wrinkled or winged. Seeds comose.
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