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Published In: Gentes Herbarum; Occasional Papers on the Kinds of Plants 2(1): 58. 1929. (15 Feb 1929) (Gentes Herbarum) Name publication detail

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Synonym Text: Coccoloba platyclada F.J. Muel. ex Hook., Bot. Mag. t. 5382, 1863; Muehlenbeckia platyclados (F.J. Muell. ex Hook.) Meisn. in Bot. Zeit. 22: 313. 1865; R.N.Parker, For. Fl. Punj. Hazara 424. 1921 (reprint. ed.).
Type: Type: Described from Solomon Islands.
Distribution: Distribution: It is native of Solomon Islands and cultivated in most of the countries for its deep red or purplish showy fruits.
Map Location: B-6 Peshawar, Nasir & Siddiqi 1504 (RAW); Botany Dept., University of Peshawar, 2.10.1978, M.N.Chaudhri s.n. (ISL); D-6 Lyallpur (Faisalabad) April, 1957, A. H. Khan s.n. (KUH); D-8 Lahore Dist.: Simla Pahari, 19.2.1952, A. H. Khan (KUH); G-4 Karachi Dist.: Karachi University, Saida Qureshi s.n. (KUH).


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An erect, c. 1 m tall shruby plant with broad, flat, thin, articulate, delicately striate, ribbon-like phylloclades. Leaves sessile, membranous, entire, often lobed at base, 1.5-6.5 cm long. Ochreae 1-2 mm long, ovate, obtuse. Flowers 1-6 in sessile clusters, bracteate, bracts ovate, c. 1 mm long. Perianth segments 5, greenish, oblong, 1-1.5 mm long. Stamens 8. Ovary ovoid, 3-angular c. 1 mm long; styles 3. Nuts enclosed in the fleshy deep red or purplish perianth.
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