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Record: oai:ARNO:503243

AuthorP.J.M. Maas
JournalFlora of the Netherlands Antilles
AbstractHerbs, sometimes saprophytic. Leaves opposite, simple, often connate at the base. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, bracteate and bracteolate, arranged in cymose inflorescences or flowers solitary and terminal. Calyx 4—5-merous, tubular, often with discoid scales at the inner base. Corolla 4—5-merous, tubular, salvershaped, the lobes contorted in bud. Stamens implanted in the corolla-tube, as many as the corolla-lobes, episepalous, anthers with distinct filaments or subsessile, 2-celled, introrse, longitudinally dehiscing. Ovary superior, unilocular, with 2 intruded parietal placentas, ovules oo, anatropous. Style simple, stigma 2-lobed to capitate. Fruit a longitudinally dehiscing capsule, seeds oo, small, with a small embryo, endosperm fleshy. About 800 species in 70 genera, all over the world.
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