Chydenanthus

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Chydenanthus

Description

Trees, bole fluted, modular. Leaves simple, alternate, penninerved, glabrous; Stipules caducous, minute, subulate or reduced to dots. Inflorescences panicles, terminal or subterminal, many flowered, pulverulent to pubescent; Petals 4, longer than calyx lobes, loosely attached to the staminal tube. Stamens numerous, inflexed in bud, multiseriate, the inner ones shorter and sterile, the basal part connate into a tube, the entire tube caducous, glabrous; Ovary inferior, biloculate, ovules ascendent, 2 in each cell, placentation central. Fruits indehiscent, not winged, generally inserted at the terminal end of the peduncle, crowned by the persistent calyx; Seeds single, hard and stone-like when dry;

Distribution

One species distributed from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lower Burma to Malesia: Sumatra, Java, Celebes, Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Sumbawa), Moluccas and New Guinea.

Citation

Koord. & Valeton - in Meded. Dept. Landb. Ned.-Indië. 1900: 20
Backer & Bakh.f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 353
R.Knuth - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 219. 1939: f. 12
Nied. - in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 7. 1898: 33