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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/28/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 3/28/2013)
Genus Zuelania A. Richard in Sagra
PlaceOfPublication Hist. Fis. Pol. Nat. Isla Cuba 10: 33, 1841.
Description Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the stipules fugacious, the blade entire to serrulate, penninerved, pellucid-punctate. Inflorescences axillary, fascicu- late towards the apex of the branchlets. Flowers often precocious, , the pedicels bracteate at the base and articulated; sepals 4-5, imbricate, shortly united at the base, persistent; petals wanting; stamens oo (20-40), subperigynous, the filaments filiform, alternating and united basally with many clavate staminodes, the anthers subbasifixed, introrse, longitudinally dehiscent; ovary free, 1-locular, the ovules oo on 3 parietal placentas, the stigma sessile or subsessile, thick, peltate. Fruit a fleshy capsule, globose, opening at length by 3-valves; seeds numerous, arillate; endosperm carnose.
Habit Trees or shrubs
Distribution A genus of three species in the West Indies, with one species extending into Central America and Panama.
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