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Published In: Gen. Fl. Pl., Dicot. 2: 79. 1967. (Gen. Fl. Pl., Dicot.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 9/29/2020)
Description: Hermaphroditic, unarmed, glabrous, terrestrial, evergreen trees. Stems sparsely to moderately branched or plants monocaulous. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the bases clasping with connate, ligulate stipules; blades palmately compound or unifoliolate; leaflets ovate, lanceolate, elliptical, obovate, oblanceolate, obcordate, obrhombic, obdeltoid or obhastate, coriaceous or subcoriaceous to membranaceous, the margins entire, crenate, or serrate-crenate, the apex very broadly acute to truncate or emarginate, sometimes rounded or acute to acuminate, generally retuse with an evident notch and a small mucro or minute boss in the sinus. Inflorescence terminal, erect, paniculate or paniculate-umbellate (rarely compound-umbellate), the ultimate units racemose, umbellate, or racemose-umbellate, most flowers in a terminal umbel and 1-several along the peduncle; bracts stiff; pedicels slender to stout, unarticulated, or flowers sessile. Calyx forming a low rim or with small lobes; petals 5, valvate, free; stamens isomerous with petals; carpels 2–5, ovary inferior, styles free, stylopodium short. Fruits drupes, glabrous, globose, ellipsoid, urceolate or ovoid, the endocarps crustaceous to boney. Endosperm uniform.
Distribution: Madagascar, eastern and southern Africa.


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