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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/11/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/11/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Gen. P1., ed. 5, 126. 1754.
Synonym Schufia Spach, Ann. Sci. Nat., ser. 2, 4:177. 1835. Encliandra Zucc., Abh. Akad. Muenchen 2:335. 1837.
Description Shrubs to trees with simple, alternate, opposite or whorled leaves having small usually deciduous stipules. Flowers solitary in axils of ordinary leaves or racemose or paniculate, generally showy, pendulous and long-pedicelled, sometimes erect; mostly perfect, sometimes imperfect. Floral tube prolonged beyond the ovary, usually colored, deciduous in fruit. Sepals 4, usually colored, deciduous after anthesis. Petals 4, or minute or none, convolute or spreading, deciduous after anthesis. Stamens 8, usually unequal, the episepalous exceding the epipetalous; filaments more or less filiform; anthers linear to oblong. Ovary 4-loculed; style elongate; stigma capitate or clavate, subentire to 4-lobed. Fruit a berry.
Habit Shrub tree
Distribution About 100 species, Mexico to Patagonia; New Zealand, Tahiti.
Key a. Floral tube several times longer than the sepals, 5-6 cm. long. - . 1. F. BOLIVIANA aa. Floral tube not more than 1 cm. long. b. The floral tube as long as the sepals; flowers erect, in terminal cymose panicles ------------------------------------------2. F. ARBORESCENS bb. The floral tube twice as long as sepals; flowers not erect, solitary in leaf-axils -------------------------------------------------3. F. HEMSLEYANA
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