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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 202. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/16/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 6/26/2012)
Description: Hermaphroditic or andromonoecious, unarmed, glabrous to stellate-pubescent or scaly, terrestrial, evergreen lianas. Stems well branched, pachycaulous. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the bases enlarged, exstipulate; blades simple, lobed or unlobed, coriaceous to subcoriaceous, the margins entire. Inflorescences terminal, erect, paniculate, the ultimate units umbellules; bracts triangular to narrowly so; pedicels medium to long, thick, unarticulated. Calyx obsolete, entire, or shallowly 5-toothed; petals 5, valvate, free; stamens 5; carpels 5, ovaries inferior, styles connate, the disc convex. Fruits drupes, pubescent with stellate or scaly hairs, globose or ovoid; endocarp crustaceous. Endosperm ruminate. 2n = 24, 48, 144, 196.
Distribution: Macaronesia, Europe, N. Africa to E and SE Asia. Several species widely cultivated as ornamentals.

 
 
 
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