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Liana. Leaves simple, entire, pinninerved; Inflorescences axillary or slightly supra-axillary, shortly peduncled, 1-15-flowered, mostly without a tendril. Flowers polygamous (bisexual or functionally unisexual). Sepals and petals free; Stamens 5, filaments free or connate to more than halfway into a tube enveloping (not connate with) the gynophore. Ovary subglobose to ellipsoid; Fruit globose, pericarp coriaceous to woody.


Asia-Tropical, from the Moluccas eastwards to the Solomons present
Malesia: monotypic, from the Moluccas eastwards to the Solomons.


Distinctly related to the monotypic genus Tetrapathaea, from New Zealand, which differs by 4-merous flowers and the absence of a separate inner corona.


K.SCH. 1925 – In: Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2: 484, 494
STEEN. 1952 – In: Reinwardtia: 480
K.SCH. 1893 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam. 3: 79, 86
BOERL. 1890 – In: Handl.: 571
HUTCH. 1967 – In: Gen. Fl. Pl: 370
HARMS 1893 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 578
K.SCH. 1966: pp. 40-44. – In: Acta Bot. Neerl.: f. 1-7