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Published In: Flora Indica . . . nec non Prodromus Florae Capensis 62, pl. 23. 1768. (1 Mar-6 Apr 1768) (Fl. Indica) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: About 125 species, mostly tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Australia; represented here by 1 species.


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Shrubs or low trees, with 2-3 cm broad stem at base, often scandent with simple leaves and simple or compound, axillary or terminal racemes. Flowers small, whitish, 1-2-sexual. Calyx 4-5-fid, persistent. Corolla 4-5-fid, with lobes usually fused at the base, erect or reflexed, elliptic, usually imbricate. Stamens 4-5, sometimes absent or reduced; filaments short, adnate to corolla base; anthers ovate-oblong. Ovary ovoid or globose, few ovuled; style short, stigma subcapitate. Fruit globose, berry-like, small, 1(-2)-seeded.
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