Hedyosmum

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Hedyosmum

Description

Herbs, shrubs or trees, monoecious or dioecious; Leaves decussate, mostly serrate, the serrations often tipped with glands (? hydathodes); Inflorescences axillary or terminal, sometimes united with the stem near their base;

Distribution

New World: present Northern America: SE. Asia: present Southern America:, Peru (Peru present) W. Malesia: present
About 35 spp., almost entirely in the New World from Mexico to Peru and Brazil and West Indies, a single species in SE. Asia, extending into W. Malesia.

Citation

BENTH. - in B. & H., Gen. Pl. 3. 1880: 135
SOLMS-LAUB. - in DC., Prod. 16. 1869: 479
LEROY, Abstr. XIII Int. Bot. Congress. 1981: 136
SWARTZ - in C. R. Ac. Sc. Paris. 1983: 747
ENDRESS - in Bot. Jahrb. 1971: 39
CORDEMOY - in Adansonia. 1863: 302
SWARTZ - in Taxon. 1983: 169
SWAMY - in J. Arn. Arb. 1953: 402
ENGLER - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam. 3. 1894: 13