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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 374. 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)
General/Distribution: A genus with about 7 species, distributed in N. Temperate regions of the world.


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Deciduous shrubs or trees. Leaves simple, palmately veined, entire or emar¬ginate or bilobed; stipules small caducous. Inflorescence fasciculate raceme on old branches. Bracts scale-like. Calyx campanulate, teeth 5, equal. Petals 5, zygomor¬phic, falsely papilionaceous, the upper inside the others. Stamens 10, free, anthers uniform. Ovary stipitate, many-ovuled, style filiform, stigma terminal. Fruit linear-oblong, compressed, 2-valved, the upper suture narrowly winged, many-seeded. Seeds obovate.
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