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Published In: Supplementum Plantarum 38, 252. 1781[1782]. (Apr 1782) (Suppl. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library


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General/Distribution: A genus with 5 species, similar in habit to the members of the Rhizophoraceae; distributed in tropical E. Africa, S.E. Asia and N. Australia. Only 1 species is found in Pakistan.


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Mangrove or seacoast trees, with pneumatophores (surface breathing roots). Leaves glabrous, entire, petiolate, coriaceous. Flowers l-3, ephemeral and nocturnal, terminal on branchlets. Calyx coriaceous, cup-shaped or companulate with 4-8 segments. Petals narrow, oblong, or absent. Stamens inserted on the calyx tube, caducous. Ovary multilocular; style long, stigma capitate. Fruit a berry, crowned with the persistent calyx. Seeds embedded in pulp.
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