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Naregamia Wight & Arn.

Undershrubs, branched with a woody rootstock and indumentum of simple hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; rachis winged. Flowers bisexual, solitary, axillary, paired or few, in clusters. Calyx 4 - 5-lobed, deciduous, imbricate. Petals 4 - 5, free, spathulate, elongate, at length spreading above, imbricate. Staminal tube 2 - 3.5 cm long, narrowly cylindrical, sometimes inflated at apex, 10-crenate at mouth; anthers 10, exserted, apiculate, setaceous, glabrous, inserted at crenatures. Disk obsolete, or annular. Ovary 3- or 4-locular; locules with 2 collateral ovules; style slender; stigma thinly discoid, or modified to form an obconical to ovoid cylindrical structure called receptaculum pollinis. Fruit a 3 - 4-valved loculicidal capsule; locules 1 - 2-seeded; seeds curved, truncate at both ends; testa thick and bony with irregular transverse ridges, arillate; endosperm thick.

Africa and India with 2 species; one in India.

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