Synima

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Synima

Description

Trees, monoecious. Leaves spirally arranged, paripinnate, 2-7-jugate; Inflorescences axillary, together sometimes pseudoterminal, thyrsoid. Flowers unisexual, regular. Sepals 5, free, equal, not or slightly imbricate, not petaloid, on both sides hairy. Petals 5, longer than the sepals, ciliate but otherwise glabrous, inside with 2 recurved, woolly, not to distinctly crested scales nearly as long as the petal. Stamens 8, exserted, filaments and sometimes anthers hairy. Ovary 3-celled, densely hairy; Ovules 1 per cell. Fruits 3-celled, faintly 3-lobed, loculicidal, valves in lower part remaining fused, marginated at the corners, stipe short, pericarp fleshy. Seeds covered with a sarcotesta except for an adaxial strip;

Distribution

Australasia, N Queensland present, SE New Guinea present
Australia (N Queensland) and SE New Guinea; two species.

Citation

Radlk. - in Fl. Austral. 1985: 82, 202
Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933
Reynolds - in Austrobaileya. 1985: 186