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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/19/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/19/2013)
Genus Amaioua Aubl.
PlaceOfPublication Hist. P1. Guiane 13. 1775.
Note TYPE: A. guianensis Aubl.
Description Trees or shrubs. Leaves usually crowded at the apex of the twiglets; stipules interpetiolar, connate, often irregularly cleft, finally caducous. Inflorescences terminal or with short lateral axes, fasciculate, capitate or corymbose, the pe- duncle present or absent. Flowers dioecious, 5-6-merous, the calycine cup tu- bular, the teeth reduced or conspicuous; corolla cylindrical, sericeous on the outside, the lobes contorted; stamens included (male flowers), the anthers sessile, inserted near the middle or on the lower half of the tube; female flowers with the ovary 2-celled, the ovules numerous in each cell, horizontally and biseriately arranged. Fruits baccate, 2-celled; seeds numerous, horizontally disposed, tri- angular and rounded marginally, the testa fibrous.
Habit Trees or shrubs
Distribution occurs in Central and South America.
Note There are about 25 species in the genus.
Key a. Flowers sessile or subsessile. b. Fruits oblong rotund, to 1.5 cm long; leaves with 6-7 lateral veins ...... 1. A. corymbosa bb. Fruits rotund, 1.8-2.2 cm long; leaves with ca. 14 lateral veins ...... 2. A. magnicarpa aa.- Flowers pedicellate, the pedicels to 1.5 cm long ...... 3. A. pedicellata
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