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Climbers or trailers, producing white or slightly off-white latex. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence terminal and/or axillary, often thyrsoid; Sepals with or without colleters in the axils. Stamens inserted at around the middle of the corolla tube, completely included within the tube, adnate to the style head; Fruit of paired follicles; Seeds unbeaked, narrowly ovate or linear, glabrous, with an apical coma.


Asia-Tropical, from India to Australia present
3 species from India to Australia; in Malesia 1 species.


Micrechites has been included in Ichnocarpus in much of the recent literature. However, recent molecular sequencing research has suggested that the two genera do not form a monophyletic group and, coupled with the previous morphological bases for their separation, there are good reasons to separate the two again.


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D.J. Middleton 1994 – In: Blumea: 74
P.I. Forst. 1996 – In: Fl. Australia: 194
Benth. & Hook.f. 1876 – In: Gen. Pl.: 717
R.Br. 1983 – In: Dassan. (ed.), Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 4: 71
K. Schum. 1895 – In: Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4: 178
D.J. Middleton 1999 – In: Fl. Thailand: 113
Backer & Bakh.f. 1965 – In: Fl. Java: 239
Coode et al. 1996: Checklist Pl. Brunei: 27
G. Don 1837 – In: Gen. Hist.: 78
R.Br. 2004 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak: 13
A.DC. 1844 – In: Prodr.: 434
Pit. 1933 – In: Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3: 1253
Pichon 1950 – In: Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 102