Climbers; 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 not beaked;
Asia-Tropical, from the Himalayas to New Guinea present
10 species from the Himalayas to New Guinea; in Malesia 8 species.
Many species of Micrechites show a marked distinction between younger and older growth form with much smaller leaves in the younger forms. They may, however, still flower even in this form.
Benth. & Hook.f. - in Gen. Pl. 1876: 714
Hook.f. - in Fl. Brit. India. 1882: 670
Coode et al., Checklist Pl. Brunei. 1996: 27
D.J. Middleton - in Blumea. 1994: 74
Pit. - in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. 1933: 1257
D.J. Middleton - in Fl. Thailand. 1999: 113
Backer & Bakh.f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 234
P.I. Forst. - in Fl. Australia. 1996: 194
K. Schum. - in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4. 1895: 163
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1950: 34