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Swintonia Griffith

Tall trees; plants polygamous. Leaves simple, alternate, entire, long petioled. Panicles axillary and terminal. Flowers male and bisexual or bisexual only. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5, free, imbricate, persistent, accrescent, uaually much enlarged and reflexed in fruits. Disc extrastaminal, 5-lobed. Stamens 5; filaments subulate; anthers dorsi fixed. Carpel solitary; ovary superior, 1-loculed; 1-ovuled; style distinct, cylindric; stigma capitate. Drupes 1-loculed, supported by 5. usually much enlarged, reflexed, wing like petals. Seed with testa fused with the endocarp.

South-East Asia; ca 16 species. 1 in India.

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