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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/17/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/17/2013)
Genus TREMA Lour.
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Cochinch. 562. 1790
Synonym Sponia Comm. ex Lam. Encycl. 4:139. 1796.
Description Bisexual or monoecious trees or tall shrubs. Leaves alternate, distichous, more or less inequilateral, mostly serrate, shortly petiolate; stipules lateral. Inflorescences solitary, cymose or fasciculate. Bisexual flowers: sepals 4-5, connate at the base; stamens as many as and opposite the calyx lobes, anther dehiscence introrse; ovary sessile, 1-locular, the styles connate below. Staminate flowers with rudimentary pistil. Pistillate flowers without staminodes. Fruit a small ovoid or subglobose drupe with persistent styles, the embryo curved, the cotyledons falcate, thick.
Habit tree shrub
Distribution A genus of highly variable taxonomically confused species. Widely distributed in subtropical and tropical regions. A single species found in Panama.
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