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Stachyurus Sieb. & Zucc.

Small trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, serrulate, membranous. Flowers small in axillary pendulous racemes or spikes; bracts 2, connate at base. Sepals and petals 4 each, imbricate. Stamens 4 + 4; anthers versatile, dehiscing by slits. Ovary 4-locular, ovules many on axile placentation; styles simple; stigmas capitate. Berries erect, 4-locular, many-seeded. Seeds small, arillate.

A small genus of subtropical and temperate regions of Asia, ca 7 - 8 species; one in India.

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