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Record: oai:ARNO:503240

AuthorA.L. Stoffers
JournalFlora of the Netherlands Antilles
AbstractTrees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple. Stipules wanting. Inflorescence consisting of lateral or axillary racemes, spikes or clusters. Flowers hermaphrodite or rarely unisexual and then polygamous, actinomorphic. Calyx 5-lobed, imbricate, persistent, the tube partly or completely adnate to the ovary. Corolla often divided nearly to the base, 5—10-lobed, imbricate. Stamens numerous, in 1—3 series; filaments usually slightly united in clusters at the base of each corolla segment; anthers 2-celled, globose, with longitudinal dehiscence, innate. Ovary inferior to half-inferior, 2—5-locular; style 1, slender; stigma more or less capitate. Ovules commonly 2 in each locule, pendulous, anatropous, on an axile placenta. Fruit a drupe or berry, usually 1-seeded. Embryo straight. Endosperm fleshy. About 280 species in only one genus in tropical regions, especially in south-east and east Asia and the Malayan region.
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