Fevilleoideae

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Fevilleoideae

Description

Dioecious. Stamens 5, inserted on narrow, flat receptacle, free or united, disc not obvious, anthers small, 1-thecous (except Alsomitra and Bayabusua: Ovary truncate at apex, not narrowed; Fruits dehiscing, capsular, apically opening with 3 incurving valves releasing (mostly) winged seeds (except Gynostemma, p.p. indehiscent).

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:
Six genera in Malesia — Alsomitra, Bayabusua, Gomphogyne, Gynostemma, Neoalsomitra, and Zanonia.

Taxonomy

The genus name Nhandiroba Kostel. is invalid because it is homotypical with Fevillea, the older name, and Fevillea L. was mentioned as a synonym. Therefore the subfamily name Nhandiroboideae Kostel. (1833) cannot be used.

Citation

C.Jeffrey - in Kew Bull. 1962: 345