Guioa

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Guioa

Description

Shrub to tree. Branchlets usually sericeous to hirsute. Leaves paripinnate, 1-9-jugate, without pseudostipules; Inflorescence a thyrse, (ramiflorous to) axillary (to pseudoterminal), usually few-flowered; Flowers zy-gomorphic, seemingly bisexual, but presumably actually unisexual. Sepals 5 (or 6), margin usually with glands; Petals (4 or) 5 (or 6), usually distinctly clawed; Stamens 8 (or 7); Fruit an obcordate loculicidal capsule with 3 lobes, of which one to all develop; Seeds orbicular to obovoid, black;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Thailand (Thailand present) E Australia: present New Caledonia: present Pacific: present, Samoa (Samoa present) S Vietnam: present SE Asia: present
65 species in SE Asia (Thailand to S Vietnam as northern limit) throughout Malesia (43 species) to E Australia and into the Pacific up to Samoa and New Caledonia

Notes

1. An infrageneric classification can be found in Van Welzen (1989: 131— 136).
2. A monographic study including a phylogenetic analysis (chapter 11) and historical biogeographical patterns of Guioa species mainly in relation to cicada genera (chapter 12) can also be found in Van Welzen (1989).
3. Several species, found in New Guinea, can be characterized by their type of petal (well-clawed, scaled, and crested). The difficult delimitation in this G. rigidiuscula group is explained in chapter 9 of Van Welzen (1989).

Citation

in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1158
S.T. Reynolds - in Fl. Austral. 1985: 47
in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1164
Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1157
Yap - in Tree Fl. Malaya. 1989: 441
Welzen - in Leiden Bot. Series. 1989: 146