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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/22/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/22/2013)
Genus OLMEDIA R. & P.
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Peruv. & Chil. Prodr. 129. t. 28. 1794.
Synonym ? Maquira Aubl. Hist. PI. Guian. Fr. Suppl. 2:36; 4: t. 389. 1775.
Description Dioecious trees. Leaves alternate, distichous; stipules wholly amplexicaul. Staminate inflorescences involucrate discoid heads. Staminate flowers definitely organized; perianth campanulate, broadly 4-dentate; stamens 4, the anthers basi- fixed, oblongoid. Pistillate inflorescences with a solitary prominently bracteate- involucrate flower, the ovary superior, the stigma with 2 widely exserted filiform lobes. Fruit a small slightly fleshy false drupe.
Habit tree
Note One species in Central America; the South American species are impossible to ascertain at present because of our faulty knowledge.
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