Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

JSP Page

Scandent shrubs or woody climbers; young growing tips sometimes tendrilliform. Leaves ovate to elliptic, 3 - 7-nerved at base, sparsely or densely pubescent. Inflorescence axillary or supra-axillary, cymose or paniculate. Male flowers: sepals 7 - 12, glabrous or subglabrous; outer ones minute; inner ones larger, imbricate; petals 5 - 9, fleshy;.stamens 9 - 40, free or connate. Female flowers: sepals and petals as in male; carpels 2 - 3; styles. solitary, reflexed; stigma entire, reflexed. Drupes subcompressed, curved, obovoid to globose; style-scar basal; endocarp perforate or imperforate, rugose to rugulose on dorsal side. Seed curved, narrow, endospermous.

India, China to Malesia; ca 9 species, one in India.




JSP Page
  • Search