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ADENOCLINEAE (Müll.Arg.) G.L.Webster


Trees, shrubs or herbs; indumentum simple, malpighiaceous or stellate. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, simple, penninerved or trinerved; stipules free. Inflorescences terminal, axillary or opposite to the leaves, spicate to paniculate or glomerate. Male flowers: sepals 3 - 5, imbricate, free or connate; petals absent; disc dissected or absent; stamens 3 - 30; pollen grains 2-nucleate, 3-colporate, colpi operculate or inoperculate, sexine with Croton-pattern; pistillode present or absent. Female flowers: sepals 3 - 5, imbricate, free or connate; petals absent; disc dissected or annular, sometimes staminodal; ovary 2 - 6-locular; styles bifid, stigmatiform. Fruits capsular or drupaceous; seeds ecarunculate.

Tropical America, Africa, Asia and Australia, 6 genera; one in India.




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