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Published In: Nova Genera et Species Plantarum seu Prodromus 3, 48. 1788. (20 Jun-29 Jul 1788) (Prodr.) 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 large genus of c. 400 species, mostly tropical Asian; represented here by 1 cultivated species.


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Shrubs or small trees with usually entire, leathery leaves and terminal or axillary, fascicled, umbellate or corymbose inflorescence. Flowers 2-sexual, usually white or pink. Calyx (4-)5(-6)-lobed, lobes twisted clock-wise. Stamens 5, epipetalous, usually at the base of corolla; anthers subsessile or sessile, elongated, usually sagittated, acute to apiculate, 2-loculed. Ovary subglobose with few to may ovules, immersed in globose placentae; style simple with minute or punctiform stigma. Fruit globose or subglobose, usually spiculate with persistent style and bony or crustaceous endocarp, usually 1-seeded; seeds globose with horny endosperm.
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