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<<<Anthocarps>Seeds>Endosperm>Texture

fleshy1
1. 007-003-003-001

<<<Female perianth>Ovary>Perianth base>Texture

fleshy2
2. 006-003-002-001

<<<Female perianth>Ovary>Style>Position

terminal3
3. 006-003-003-001

<<<Female perianth>Ovary>Style>Shape

filiform4
4. 006-003-003-002

<<<Male perianth>Stamens>Anthers>Shape

oblong5
5. 005-003-002-001

<<Anthocarps>Seeds>Cotyledons

cotyledons broad,6
6. 007-003-002

<<Anthocarps>Seeds>Embryo

embryo straight,7
7. 007-003-001

<<Anthocarps>Seeds>Endosperm

endosperm scanty, ,8
8. 007-003-003

<<Anthocarps>Seeds>Radicle

radicle short, inferior, horizontal.9
9. 007-003-004

<<Female perianth>Ovary>Perianth base

included in base of perianth10
10. 006-003-002

<<Female perianth>Ovary>Shape

narrowly ovoid11
11. 006-003-001

<<Female perianth>Ovary>Stigma

stigma exserted, fimbriate.12
12. 006-003-004

<<Female perianth>Ovary>Style

style , ,13
13. 006-003-003

<<Female perianth>Shape>Teeth number

4-5-dentate14
14. 006-001-001

<<Flowers>Shape>Bracteole number

1-3-5-bracteolate at base15
15. 004-001-001

<<Habit>Branches>Growth form

erect or subscandent16
16. 001-001-001

<<Habit>Branches>Hairs

glabrous or pubescent17
17. 001-001-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Hairs

glabrous or pubescent18
18. 002-003-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Texture

coriaceous or membranous19
19. 002-003-001

<<Male perianth>Stamens>Anthers

anthers .20
20. 005-003-002

<<Male perianth>Stamens>Stamen number

5-1021
21. 005-003-001

<<Male perianth>Teeth>Teeth number

4- to 5-dentate22
22. 005-002-001

<Anthocarps>Seeds

seed with hyaline testa adherent to pericarp,23
23. 007-003

<Anthocarps>Shape

ellipsoid24
24. 007-001

<Anthocarps>Texture

smooth, striate or costate25
25. 007-002

<Female perianth>Ovary

ovary , sessile, ,26
26. 006-003

<Female perianth>Shape

urceolate or tubular-urceolate, constricted above ovary, , often contracted at mouth27
27. 006-001

<Female perianth>Staminodes

staminodes often longer than ovary, with distinct, sterile anthers;28
28. 006-002

<Flowers>Female flowers

female flower buds long-acuminate at apex.29
29. 004-002

<Flowers>Shape

sessile or pedicellate, often minutely ;30
30. 004-001

<Habit>Branches

branches , terete or compressed, .31
31. 001-001

<Inflorescences>Growth form

erect or pendent32
32. 003-002

<Inflorescences>Position

cauliflorous, axillary or terminal33
33. 003-001

<Leaves>Blade

blades entire, , .34
34. 002-003

<Leaves>Leaf number per whorl

435
35. 002-001

<Leaves>Petiole

petiolate;36
36. 002-002

<Male perianth>Shape

urceolate, globose or elongate37
37. 005-001

<Male perianth>Stamens

stamens , included,38
38. 005-003

<Male perianth>Teeth

shortly , teeth induplicate-valvate39
39. 005-002

Anthocarps

Anthocarps , eglandular, usually crowned by persistent free portion of perianth, often indurate, ;40
40. 007

Description

Trees and shrubs, unarmed; branches erect or subscandent, terete or compressed, glabrous or pubescent. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 4, to irregularly or rarely alternate, sometimes fasciculate; petiolate; blades entire, coriaceous or membranous, glabrous or pubescent. Inflorescences sometimes cauliflorous, axillary or terminal, erect or pendent, pedunculate, dichotomously branched cyme, corymbiform cymes, panicles or thyrses, or flowers sometimes solitary. Flowers unisexual (sometimes bisexual in N. floribunda), dioecious, small; sessile or pedicellate, often minutely 1-3-5-bracteolate at base; female flower buds long-acuminate at apex. Male perianth urceolate, globose or elongate, shortly 4- to 5-dentate, teeth induplicate-valvate; stamens 5-10, included, anthers oblong. Female perianth urceolate or tubular-urceolate, constricted above ovary, 4-5-dentate, often contracted at mouth; staminodes often longer than ovary, with distinct, sterile anthers; ovary narrowly ovoid, sessile, included in fleshy base of perianth, style terminal, filiform, stigma exserted, fimbriate. Anthocarps ellipsoid, eglandular, usually crowned by persistent free portion of perianth, often indurate, smooth, striate or costate; seed with hyaline testa adherent to pericarp, embryo straight, cotyledons broad, endosperm scanty, fleshy, radicle short, inferior, horizontal.

Distribution

Guianas present, South Florida present, Southern America, tropical America present
About 83 species, in South Florida, the West Indies, and tropical America; in the Guianas 5 species.

Female perianth

Female perianth ;41
41. 006

Flowers

Flowers unisexual (sometimes bisexual in N. floribunda), dioecious, small;42
42. 004

Habit

Trees and shrubs, unarmed;43
43. 001

Inflorescences

Inflorescences sometimes , , pedunculate, dichotomously branched cyme, corymbiform cymes, panicles or thyrses, or flowers sometimes solitary.44
44. 003

Leaves

Leaves opposite or in whorls of , to irregularly or rarely alternate, sometimes fasciculate;45
45. 002

Male perianth

Male perianth , ;46
46. 005

Notes

The genus is named for Luis Nee, a French botanical collector on the Malaspina Expedition (1789-1794) to South and Central America, Mexico, California, the Marianas and Philippines; he earlier became a naturalized Spanish citizen and was associated with the Botanical Gardens in Madrid.