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Published In: Florae Senegambiae Tentamen 1: 279. 1832. (Fl. Seneg. Tent.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with 11 species, distributed chiefly in India and Africa, represented by only one species in Pakistan.


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Deciduous trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, rarely sub-opposite. eglandular, petiolate, entire. Inflorescence axillary, dense globose heads, peduncles much shorter than the leaves. Flowers small, yellow, bisexual. Hypanthium compressed at the base, prolonged up to ovary, subpersistent, expands at the top into 5 campanulate lobes, deciduous. Petals absent. Stamens 10 in 2 series, anthers small, cordate, filaments filiform, exserted. Disc epipetalous, hairy. Ovary unilocular, inferior, style filiform, ovules 2, pendulous from the top of the ovary. Fruit packed in a dense head, small, compressed, 2 winged; seeds ovoid, cotyledons convolute.
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