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Platea Blume

Dioecious. Generally tall trees. Leaves alternate, petiolate, initially stellately hairy or covered with silvery scales, entire, penninerved. Flowers unisexual. Male flowers bracteate, in axillary spikes, sessile. Calyx minute, 4 - 5-lobed, imbricate, persistent. Petals united at base, inflexed above, glabrous, valvate. Stamens 4 - 5, attached to the corolla tube. Female flowers in few-flowered, cymes, bracteate, shortly pedicellate. Petals lacking. Ovary obconical, rarely cylindrical. Stigma sessile, discoid, persistent in fruit. Drupe ovoid-oblong, shortly stalked, orange yellow when young, purple-black on ageing.

South East Asia; 5 species, 1 in India.

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