Holarrhena

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Holarrhena

Description

Small trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite or subopposite; Inflorescence a terminal or seemingly axillary cyme; Sepals often unequal in length, linear to narrowly ovate, pubescent outside, pubescent or glabrous inside; Stamens inserted near base of corolla tube, completely included in tube; Fruit of paired follicles; Seeds linear, unbeaked, grooved, with an apical coma.

Distribution

Africa present, Asia present, Asia-Tropical
4 species from Africa and Asia; in Malesia 2 species.

Citation

A.DC. 1844 – In: Prodr. p 413
de Kruif 1981 – In: Meded. Landbouwhoogeschool Wageningen. p 4
M.E. Endress et al. 1990 – In: Pl. Syst. Evol. p 157
Pichon 1950 – In: Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. p 157
D.J. Middleton 1999 – In: Fl. Thailand. p 73
K. Schum. 1895 – In: Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4. p 137
R.Br. 1999 – In: PROSEA. p 296
G. Don 1837 – In: Gen. Syst. p 78
Benth. & Hook.f. 1876 – In: Gen. Pl. p 708
Pit. 1933 – In: Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. p 1168