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Published In: Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 5: 236. 1867. (J. Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/25/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 6/26/2012)
Description: Andromonoecious, unarmed, glabrous, terrestrial, evergreen trees or shrubs. Stems branched, pachycaulous, with a strong carrot-like odor. Leaves opposite, petiolate, bases clasping but not alate, exstipulate; blades ternately or palmately compound; leaflets broadly ovate to elliptic or subreniform, chartaceous to coriaceous, the margins entire to toothed, petiolulate (petiolules often laterally flattened). Inflorescences terminal and erect, oppositely branched panicles, ultimate units umbellules; bracts minute, those subtending the flowers subconnate and forming a pseudocalyx; pedicels slender, articulated. Calyx a short rim with 5 small lobes; petals 5, valvate, free; stamens 5; carpels 2–5, ovaries inferior, styles partially or fully connate, the disc conical. Fruits drupes, glabrous, globose to orbicular, oblate, ovoid, or obovoid, terete or laterally compressed; endocarps cartilaginous. Endosperm uniform. 2n = 24.
Distribution: Hawai`i and Marquesas, in mesic to wet forests.

 
 
 
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