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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, série 4, 1: 195. 1854. (Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4,) Name publication detailView 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: An Asiatic genus of about 18 species, represented in our area by the following species only.


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Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves 3-costate or pinnately veined, petiolate alternate entire or crenulate; stipules intrapetiolar, bifid. Inflorescence of solitary or laxely cymose capitate, dense flowered heads. Flowers uni sexual, small. Calyx 4-lobed, lobes ovate, acute in male flowers; tubular, ventricose minutely 4-toothed and adnate to ovary in female flowers. Stamens as many as calyx lobes; staminodes absent. Ovary erect, style absent, stigma penicillate; pistillode obovate-clavete. Achenes adnate to and completely enclosed by slightly fleshy fruiting calyx.
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