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Published In: Botanical Register; consisting of coloured . . . 1012. 1826. (Bot. Reg.) 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: Species 16-20; distributed from Afghanistan through Indo-Pakistan sub-continent to Central China and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) to South-East Asia and Philippine Isles.


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Small shrubs with scaly buds. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire, (3-) 5 nerved, glabrous. Inflorescence dense axillary racemes or clusters with male flowers towards apex and females at the base, or male and female racemes in separate axils. Bracts 2 in male but several in female flowers. Sepals 4. Stamens 4, free, inserted on receptacle around vestiges of ovary, exserted, anthers oblong, dehiscing by longitudinal slits, eventually recurved. Ovary bi- or tri-carpellary, syncarpous, 2-3 loculed, with 2 ovules in each locule; rudimentary ovary in male flowers urn-shaped or cupular, truncate; styles 2-3, free, erect, ultimately recurved. Fruit ovoid to globose, fleshy or somewhat dry, 1(-2) seeded drupe with bony endocarp. Seeds without caruncle, somewhat globose or hemispherical.
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