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RICINODENDREAE (Pax) Hutch.


Trees or shrubs, dioecious or monoecious; indumentum stellate. Leaves alternate, unlobed, lobed or palmatisect; stipules entire or lobed or absent. Inflorescences axillary or the female flowers terminal, paniculate or reduced to clusters or solitary flowers. Male flowers: sepals 4 or 5, imbricate; petals 5, coherent into a tube; disc dissected or lobed; stamens (3 - ) 5 - 20, filaments connate below; pistillode absent. Female flowers: sepals 4 or 5, imbricate; petals 5, coherent; disc lobed; ovary 1 - 3-locular. Fruits drupaceous, 1 - 3-seeded; seeds ecarunculate; endosperm copious, oily; cotyledons broad, flat.

Paleotropical, 2 genera; one in India.




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