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Published In: Illustrations of the Botany ... of the Himalayan Mountains ... 206. 1835. (Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/12/2022)
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Contributor Text: R. Borosova & J. Osborne
Contributor Institution: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Synonym Text: Plagiospermum Oliv. Hooker's Icon. Pl. 16: t. 1526. 1886.


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Deciduous shrubs, erect or scandent, with axillary thorns. Thorns sometimes leafy. Leaves simple, alternate or fascicled on short shoots, serrulate to entire; stipules minute, caducous. Inflorescences in racemes or 1-flowered. Flowers pedicellate, bisexual, 5-merous. Hypanthium cup-shaped to campanulate, recurved after flowering. Epicalyx absent. Sepals imbricate or valvate, unequal, 3 larger and 2 small, persistent. Petals with claw, yellow or white. Stamens 10-30, in 2 or more whorls inserted on the hypanthium, filaments short. Pistil 1, ovary superior, 1-loculed. Ovules 2, descendent, attached to the ventral wall, style subbasal to lateral, stigma capitate. Fruit a drupe with 1 seed, orbicular with fleshy mesocarp, leathery endocarp. Seed subbasally attached, without endosperm.

A genus of 3-4 species, distributed in Himalayas, China, Mongolia, Taiwan; represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

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