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Published In: Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica 66. 1775. (Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.) 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: About 200 species, mainly in Old World tropics; represented here by 1 species.


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Evergreen trees or shrubs, with ovate to obovate, entire leaves, and usually axillary, simple or compound racemes. Flowers small, white, 5-merous, uni- or bi-sexual, bracteolate. Calyx shortly 5-toothed, persistent. Corolla campanulate with 5 imbricate lobes. Stamens 5; filaments short, united at the base of corolla-tube. Ovary semi-inferior, many-ovuled on a free central placenta; style short with capitate stigma. Berry many-seeded, globose, surrounded by persistent calyx; seeds minute, angular.
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