Mischocarpus

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Mischocarpus

Description

Shrubs or (large) trees (with a slender unbranched stem), monoecious (or dioecious in M. reticulatus?). Leaves paripinnate, leaflets larger towards the top, 1-6-jugate, no pseudo-stipules or wings; Inflorescences pseudoterminal, axillary, and ramiflorous thyrses, nearly always branching, branches erect to spreading; Flowers unisexual. Petals 0-5, minute to slightly longer than the calyx, apert, clawed or not; Stamens (5-)8(-9), exserted; Fruits a loculicid-ally dehiscent capsule, nearly always stipitate (only up to 1 mm high in M. paradoxus), not lobed, not winged, the cells about equally developed but the ovules abortive in (1 or) 2 cells, red, smooth; Seeds (hanging by the pseudo-funicle):

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, Australasia, SE Asia present
15 species from SE Asia, throughout Malesia to Australia; in Malesia 9 species, 1 undescribed.

Citation

Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 1327
Blume 1849 – In: Rumphia. p 166
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 1288
Yap 1989 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya. p 449
R.W. Ham 1977 – In: Blumea. p 251
S.T. Reynolds 1985: Fl. Austral. p 94