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Published In: De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum. . . . 2: 169, pl. 116, f. 4. 1790. (Fruct. Sem. Pl.) 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 genus of 20-30 species, mostly S. American; also in Mauritius, Celebes, Fiji, W. Malaysia, Formosa, Indochina, Burma, Ceylon, China to W. Himalayas. Represented here by only 1 species.


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Climbing shrubs. Leaves usually glandular at the base, stipules sometimes absent. Pedicel jointed, 2-bracteolate. Flowers zygomorphic, bracteate. One or more of the sepals with a large gland on the outside. Petals 5. Stamens 10, the anterior one much longer than the others. Ovary 3-lobed. Style l, filiform. Mericarps l-3. Seeds sub-globose.
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