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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/17/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/17/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Bot. Voy. Freycinet 509. 1830.
Description Dioecious trees, the branches occasionally with stout axillary spines. Leaves alternate, distichous; stipules lateral and about half-amplexicaul. Inflorescences axillary, the staminate spicate, the pistillate capitate; flowers associated with spatulate glandular-carinate bracts. Staminate flowers with 4 essentially free tepals; stamens 4, the filaments rather elongate, involute before anthesis, the anthers 2-celled, extrorse. Pistillate flowers with 4 basally coherent tepals, hypogynous, the pistil with a simple filiform lateral stigma. Fruit a loosely coherent slightly fleshy syncarp.
Habit trees
Distribution Two species-the following and Ch. excelsa (Welw.) Benth. & Hook. f. of western tropical Africa.
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