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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/31/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/31/2013)
Genus Fevillea L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 1013. 1753
Note LECTOTYPE: F. cordifolia L.
Synonym Nhandiroba Plum. ex Adans., Fam. P1. 2: 139. 1763. TYPE: not designated. Hypanthera Manso, Enum. Subst. Bras. 37. 1836. TYPE: H. guapeva Manso.
Description Dioecious, tendriled vines or lianas; stems 5-sulcate. Leaves petiolate, simple, entire, angulate or 3- or 5-lobate; tendrils 2-branched near the apex. Staminate flowers in axillary panicles; calyx campanulate, 5-lobate; corolla 5-lobate, spread- ing; stamens 5, free, the filaments recurving, the anthers 1-celled, straight. Pis- tillate flowers disposed as the staminate flowers; calyx and corolla as in the staminate flowers; ovary globose, 3-carpellate, the styles 3, connate for at least part of their length, the stigmas forming a capitate, 3-lobate head; stamninodia minute, sometimes reduced to the glands, or absent. Fruit globose, indehiscent, with circumferential receptacle scar near the apex; seeds several in each carpel, pendulous, orbicular to elliptic, compressed, the testa rugose or somewhat echinate.
Habit vines or lianas
Distribution Fevillea is a genus of about seven species in the Neotropics. A single species occurs in Panama.
Reference Cogniaux, A. 1916. Cucurbitaceae: Fevilleae et Melothrieae in A. Engler. Das Pflanzenreich 88 (IV. Fam. 275, II): 1-277.
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