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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/10/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/10/2013)
Genus Nerium L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 209. 1753.
Description Shrubs or small trees, lacticiferous. Leaves ternate, quaternate, or sometimes opposite, non-glandular, coriaceous; petiolate or subsessile, mostly glandular in the axils. Inflorescences thyrisform, terminal, many-flowered. Flowers showy, medium-sized; calyx 5-lobed, the lobes ? equal, mostly imbricate, bearing many squamellae within; corolla infundibuliform, the throat with 5-cleft petaloid ap- pendages, the limb 5-lobed, the lobes dextrorsely convolute; stamens 5, slightly
Habit Shrubs or small trees
Description exserted, the anthers connivent and agglutinated to the stigma; gynoecium 2- carpellate, apocarpous, the ovary superior, the ovules many, without a nectary, the style 1, the stigma fusiform. Fruit apocarpous, of 2 follicles, ? stout; seeds many, dry, compressed, densely puberulent, comose apically.
Distribution A genus of about three species, native to the Mediterranean region and Asia.
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