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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 986. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/26/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 8/26/2015)
Area distribution:

About 17 species in temperate and warm tropical Africa.


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Trees, monoecious or dioecious. Leaves alternate, dentate or lobed; stipules not connate leaving a one-side scar. Flowers in short dense spikes; the staminate flowers with 4 partite perianth, the 4 stamens inflexeed in bud; the pistillate flowers with more or less 4 free segments, becoming fleshy in fruit.


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