Euthemis

Description

Shrubs or shrublets, sparsely branched. Leaves coriaceous, glabrous, denticulate, nerves numerous, parallel, from the midrib curving sidewards, straightly ascending to the marginal veins at an angle of c. 80°; Stipules free, caducous. Inflorescences terminal, many-flowered, compound racemes; Flowers ☿ or polygamous. Sepals 5, turning purplish red in fruit. Petals 5, white or pinkish. Stamens 5, free; Ovary 5-celled; Fruit a berry with 5 pyrenes. Seeds 1 (2) per cell.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present) SW. Cambodia: present
SW. Cambodia, in Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Borneo.

Citation

KANIS - in Blumea. 1968: 62

Synonymy

Euthemis JACK in Mal. Misc. 1: 15. 1821

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