Acrocarpus

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Acrocarpus

Description

Trees. Leaves spiral, impari- or paribipinnate. Stipules small, caducous. Inflorescences axillary, solitary, sometimes few-branched, branches with spike-like racemes, erect, bottle-brush-like; bracts and bracteoles small, caducous. Flowers bisexual, pedicelled. Petals 5, imbricate. Stamens 5; anthers versatile, introrse. Ovary with a free stipe, oblong or linear, 10-20-ovuled; style and stigma not sharply distinct from the ovary, incurved, pointed at the apex. Seeds slightly lens-shaped, smooth, not albuminous.

Distribution

Asia-Temperate: Asia-Tropical:, Laos (Laospresent); Thailand (Thailandpresent) Burma: present eastern India: present
So far known only one species in eastern India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, China, and Malesia.

Citation

Watson & Dallwitz, Gen. Leg.-Caesalp. 1983: 7
Polhill & Vidal - in Polhill & Raven, Adv. Leg. Syst. 1. 1981: 88
Ding Hou - in Blumea. 1994: 314.