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Published In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 51(2): 935, pl. 23. 1761. (Philos. Trans.) Name publication detailView 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 with about 250 species, distributed in the tropics and subtropics of the old world; represented in Pakistan by one cultivated species.


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Mostly evergreen small trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite or temate; subsessile, coriaceous; intrapetiolar stipules rarely connate. Flowers large, axillary solitary rarely corymbose. Calyx tubular, ovoid or obconical, sometimes split on one side or variously lobed, persistent. Corolla white or pale yellow, 5-12-lobed, salver-shaped or cylindrical. Stamens equal in number to the corolla-lobes, inserted at the throat of corolla-tube, anthers sessile or subsessile; pollen in tetrads. Ovary one-loculed, placentation parietal, ovules many, style short and thick, stigma large, club shaped or 2-cleft. Fruit fleshy or coriaceous, endocarp woody. Seeds many, embedded in the placenta, compressed.
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