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Published In: Genera Plantarum 209. 1789. (Gen. Pl.) 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: A small genus of 1-3 species, distributed in Eastern Asia. One cultivated species is found in Pakistan.


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Shrub, branches glabrous or pubendous, foetid when bruised or crushed. Leaves opposite, subsessile, somewhat coriaceous, foetid, ovate, acute-acuminate. Stipules cuspidate, 3-many, setose, interpetiolar, persistent. Inflorescence of axillary, terminal, solitary or fasciculate cymes. Flowers sessile, white. Calyx tube obconical, lobes 4-6, subulate-lanceolate, acute-acuminate. Corolla tube funnel-shaped, often hairy outside, throat pilose, lobes 4-6, valvate in bud, erect or spreading, obtuse, cribbed. Stamens 4-6; filaments filiform, slightly adnate to the tube; anthers dorsifixed, included or slightly exserted. Ovary 2-locular; style bifid, branches filiform, subulate, shortly hairy. erect or recurved, exserted; ovules solitary, anatropous, placentation basal. Fruit a fleshy berry, subglobose; coccii 2, containing one seed in each coccus.
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