Chydenanthus

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Chydenanthus

Description

Trees, bole fluted, modular. Leaves simple, alternate, penninerved, glabrous; Stipules caducous, minute, subulate or reduced to dots. Inflorescences panicles, terminal or subterminal, many flowered, pulverulent to pubescent; Petals 4, longer than calyx lobes, loosely attached to the staminal tube. Stamens numerous, inflexed in bud, multiseriate, the inner ones shorter and sterile, the basal part connate into a tube, the entire tube caducous, glabrous; Ovary inferior, biloculate, ovules ascendent, 2 in each cell, placentation central. Fruits indehiscent, not winged, generally inserted at the terminal end of the peduncle, crowned by the persistent calyx; Seeds single, hard and stone-like when dry;

Distribution

Andaman present, Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. present (Bali present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Lower Burma present, Nicobar Islands present, Sumbawa present
One species distributed from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lower Burma to Malesia: Sumatra, Java, Celebes, Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Sumbawa), Moluccas and New Guinea.

Citation

Nied. 1898 – In: Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 7. p 33
R.Knuth 1939: p. 56. – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 219. f. 12
Koord. & Valeton 1900 – In: Meded. Dept. Landb. Ned.-Indië. p 20
Backer & Bakh.f. 1965 – In: Fl. Java. p 353