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MICRANDREAE (Müll.Arg.) G..L.Webster

Trees, monoecious or dioecious; laticifers articulate; latex white; indumentum simple or stellate. Leaves alternate, entire, penninerved or triplinerved; petioles with laminar glands at apex; stipules often caducous. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, dichasial-paniculate; bracts small or large; flowers apetalous. Male flowers: sepals 5, imbricate; disc lobed or absent; stamens 5 - 10, free or connate; pistillode present or absent. Female flowers: sepals 5, imbricate, free, caducous in fruit; disc 5-lobed; ovary 3-locular; styles free, bifid. Fruits capsular; columella persistent; seeds large, carunculate or ecarunculate; endosperm oily.

South America, 4 genera; one in India.

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