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Published In: The Paradisus Londinensis 1(2): , pl. 42. 1806. (Parad. Lond.) 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: 2 species in tropical Africa and Asia. One species grows in Pakistan.


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Shrub; branches glabrescent. Leaves ± superposed, tomentose beneath, black-dotted. Inflorescence axillary cyme. Flowers slightly zygomorphic, 6-merous, brick-red, bracteoles lacking. Hypanthium tubular, curved. Epicalyx short, thick. Petals linear-subulate, acuminate. Stamens 12, curved, inserted below the middle of the hypanthium, exserted or included, all of unequal length. Ovary oblong, bilocular; stigma bilobed. Capsule ovate-elliptic, included within the hypanthium, 2-valved. Seeds oblong-truncate or obovate-cuneate.
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