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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 192. 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)
Contributor Text: KAMAL AKHTER MALIK
General/Distribution: A genus with 100 species, distributed in the east coast of Africa, Madagascar, Mascarenes, Macronesia. In Pakistan represented by the following cultivated species.


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Trees, rarely shrubs, unarmed. Leaves alternate, often coriaceous, exstipulate, venation reticulate. Flowers axillary, fascicled, sessile or pedicellate. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla campanulate, 5-lobed. Stamens 5, perfect, attached to the tube or the base of the corolla lobes or opposite to them, filaments linear, longer than corolla. Anthers ovate or lanceolate. Staminodes 5, ± petaloid. Ovary 5-locular, villous; style short or long, cylindric. Fruit a berry, ovoid or globose 1-5-seeded, seeds- angular, testa hard, coriaceous, shining, albumen fleshy. Embryo straight, horizontal or oblique; endosperm not ruminate.
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