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Published In: Voyage autour du monde, entrepris par ordre du roi, . . . éxécuté sur les corvettes de S. M. l'Uranie et la Physicienne, pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820; . . . Botanique 498. 1830. (1826) (Voy. Uranie) 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 small genus of about 8-10 species; distributed in tropical Africa, Madagascar, south and south-east Asia.


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Monoecious or dioecious herbs or subshrubs, with prickles or stinging hairs. Leaves 3-costate, petiolate, alternate serrate or lobed; stipules interpetiolar, leafy. In-florescence of racemosely or paniculately arranged spicate clusters of flowers. Flowers unisexual, male pedicellate; female sessile. Calyx 4-5-lobed in male, tubular; 2-3-toothed in female flowers, with broad posterior and hair-like anterior portion. Stamens 4-5: staminodes absent. Ovary upright, stigma subulate, acute, minutely papillate; pistillode globose or cup-like in male flowers. Achene much flattened, basally enclosed by persistent, enlarged calyx.
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