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Lannea A.Rich.


Dioecious trees. Leaves few, alternate, compound, imparipinnate; leaflets opposite, entire. Panicles axillary or terminal. Flowers unisexual. Calyx 4-lobed, persistent, imbricate. Petals 4, free, imbricate. Stamens 8. Disc annular, lobed. Carpels 4, syncarpous; ovary superior, 1-loculed, 1-ovuled; styles 4. Drupes compressed laterally, with crown of persistent styles, 1 seeded. Seed with testa free from the endocarp; cotyledons linear, planoconvex.

Tropical Asia and Africa, ca 13 species, 1 in India.




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