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Pleurostylia Wight & Arn.

Shrubs or trees. Leaves decussate, nearly coriaceous, shortly petioled, entire; stipules caducous. Inflorescence few-flowered axillary cymes. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Calyx lobes imbricate. Petals imbricate. Disc fleshy, cup shaped, margin crenulate. Stamens inserted below the margin of the disc; anthers introrse, connective dorsal, thick. Ovary free or the base slightly fused with the disc, 2-loculed; style short, slightly dilated at the tip; stigma capitate or peltate; ovules 2 in each locule. Fruit a nut, slightly fleshy, after drying marked with eccentric scar of style. Seeds 1, non arillate.

Africa, Sri Lanka, Madagascar - Malesia, New caledonia; ca 6 species, 1 in India.

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