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Dobinea Hamilt.

Shrubs with virgate branches. Leaves simple, petioled, opposite, exstipulate, serrate. Inflorescence terminal, pyramidal panicles. Flowers unisexual. Calyx 4-dentate, absent in female flowers. Petals 4, longer than the calyx, absent in female flowers. Disc absent in male, annular in female flowers. Stamens 8, exserted, alternate ones shorter, absent in female flowers. Ovary 1-loculed. Fruit compressed, borne on bracteate pedicels. Seed solitary, compressed, exarillate

India, Nepal and China; 2 species, 1 in India.

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