Maranthes

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Maranthes

Description

Medium-sized to large trees. Leaves glabrous on both surfaces when mature (or lanate in African species), with dense caducous cobweb-like indumentum when young, without stomatal crypts; Stipules deltate, intrapetiolar, stiff, caducous. Inflorescence a many-flowered corymbose panicle. Flowers hermaphrodite. Petals 5, not clawed. Stamens 25-40, inserted on margin of disk, unilateral with tooth-like staminodes opposite to almost in a complete circle; Ovary inserted laterally at mouth of receptacle; Fruit a large fleshy drupe;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, NE. Australia present, Pacific present, Southern America, Tropical Africa present
In tropical Africa 10 species, one native to Central America and one widespread species in Malesia, NE. Australia and W. Pacific.

Citation

HASSK. - in Flora. 1858: 255
BLUME - in Distr. Pl. Afr. 1976: 313
BLUME - in Fl. Zamb. 1978: 41
WHITE - in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 1976: 294
PRANCE & WHITM. - in Tree Fl. Malaya. 1973: 329
PRANCE - in Bol. Soc. Brot. 1966: 183
BLUME - in Fl. Neotrop. 1972: 201
BLUME - in Brittonia. 1968: 203
LETOUZEY & WHITE - in Fl. Cameroun. 1978: 29
HAUMAN - in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 1951: 185
KOSTERM. - in Candollea. 1965: 196
LETOUZEY & WHITE - in Fl. Gab. 1978: 29