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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1026. 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 of c. 50 species; tropical and subtropical, mostly American and Polynesian. Represented in Pakistan by 1 cultivated species.


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Lees or shrubs, often spiny. Leaves usually opposite. Plants usually dioecious. Flowers without an involucre. Calyx of male flower funnel shaped, of female flower broadly tubular. Perianth lobes 5. Stamens 6-10, exserted. Ovary sessile, stigma capitate or fimbriate. Anthocarp viscous-glandular, rarely fleshy. Nut membranous.
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