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Anaxagorea St. Hill.

Trees or shrubs. Flowers bisexual, leaf-opposed or terminal and extra-axillary, solitary, small. Sepals 3, valvate, connate at the base. Petals 6 (3 + 3), valvate, thin, flat, subequal. Torus convex. Stamens many; connectives with a terminal process; anthers extrorse or sublateral. Carpels few to many; ovules 2, subbasal, collateral; styles variable in length. Ripe carpels follicular, clavate, dehiscent by 2 valves, stalked. Seeds 1 - 2, exarillate, shiny.

India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to Central America and West Indies; ca 30 species, 1 in India.

Literature. MAAS, P. J. M. (1984 - 85) Studies in Annonaceae II. A monograph of the genus Anaxagorea A. St. Hill. Bull. Jahrb. Syst. 105(1): 73 - 134. 105 (2): 145 - 204.

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