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Climbing shrubs. Leaves alternate, entire, peltate, palmatinerved; tendrils axillary. Flowers in axillary cymes; peduncles and pedicels somewhat filiform. Calyx 4 - 5-lobed. Petals 5, valvate. Stamens 5, opposite to petals, epipetalous; filaments very short; anthers incurved, 2-celled, opening longitudinally. Staminodes 5, alternating with stamens. Ovary half immersed in the disc, 1-celled; style Short, conical; stigma minute, 3-lobed. Drupes oblong or ellipsoid, crowned by remains of calyx, 1-seeded.

Eastern Himalaya to Celebes India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malacca; 2-3 species, 1 in India.




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