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Published In: Journal of Botany, being a second series of the Botanical Miscellany 4: 416–417. 1842. (Jun 1842) (J. Bot. (Hooker)) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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General/Distribution: A genus with about 50 species native of Polynesia & Tropical America.


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Shrubs or trees. Leaves bipinnate with setaceous stipules, petiolar gland often present between the lower pair of pinnae, leaflets 1-many paired, numerous when small and few when large. Inflorescence axillary, solitary or fascicled, pedunculate globose heads sometimes racemosely aggregated. Flowers sessile, usually bisexual. Sepals 5, connate, tubular-campanulate, teeth short. Petals 5, distinct or nearly so, valvate. Stamens 10, distinct, exserted, anthers mostly eglan¬dular, ovate, oblong or globose, often pilose. Ovary stipitate, pubescent or gla¬brous. Pod stalked, compressed, oblong or linear-oblong, dehiscent. Seeds ovate, compressed, brown, glossy, endospermic.
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