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Published In: Mémoires de la Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève 6: 407. 1833. (Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève) 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)
Contributor Text: DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Contributor Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
General/Distribution: A poorly defined genus of about 6 species in the tropics of Asia. Apparently adapted for nocturnal moth pollination. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.


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Lianas, the stems silvery-white pubescent when young. Leaves cordate to ovate-cordate, silky-whitish pubescent below, some glabrescent. Flowers axillary, in 1-3-flowered cymes. Sepals ovate to oblong, equal or unequal. Corolla white, salverform. The style with a linear-oblong, 2-lobed stigma. Fruit indehiscent, nearly dry, sometimes dehiscent and breaking irregularly. Seeds enclosed within a mealy pulp, at least when dry, glabrous.
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