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Published In: Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences 5: 394. 1837. (Compt. Rend. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci.) 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 about 5 E. Asian species; only 1 cultivated species recorded from W. Pakistan.


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Deciduous twining shrubs, glabrous, branched, with imbricately scaly buds. Leaves, digitate with 3-5 leaflets and long petioles; leaflets emarginate at apex, entire. Inflorescence axillary racemes, monoecious with female flowers below and smaller male flowers above. Sepals 3. Stamens 6; anthers subsessile. Carpels 3-12, each ± ovoid-oblong developing into ovoid-oblong, fleshy follicles, opening along the ventral suture, with numerous ovules on several rows of placentae; seeds black, suborbicular.
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