Parastemon

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Parastemon

Description

Tree or shrub. Leaves glabrous on both surfaces, without stomatal cavities, with 2 small discoid glands at base of lamina; Stipules small and triangular, caducous. Inflorescence an axillary or rarely terminal simple or sparsely branched raceme. Flowers hermaphrodite or polygamo-dioecious. Petals 5, not exceeding calyx lobes, not clawed. Stamens either 5 and all fertile or 2 fertile with 3 staminodes; Ovary centrally inserted at base of receptacle, glabrous or densely hairy on exterior; Fruit a small drupe to c. 1.5 cm or c. 3 cm long;

Distribution

Admiralty Is present, Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Sumatera (Sumatera present), Nicobar Islands present
Three species; Nicobar Islands; in Malesia: Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Moluccas, New Guinea, Admiralty Is.

Citation

A.DC. - in Fl. Brit. India. 1878: 312
HOOK.f. - in Benth. & Hook.f., Gen. Pl. 1. 1865: 607
MERR. - in Philip. J. Sc. 1915: Bot. 307
RIDLEY - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 672
BOERL. - in Handl. Fl. Ned. Ind. 1890: 426
BOERL. - in Handl. Fl. Ned. Ind. 1890: 425
FOCKE - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam. 3. 1891: 60
HUTCH. - in Gen. Flow. Pl. 1964: 193
MIQ. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1855: 359
CORNER, Wayside Trees. 1940: 526
MERR. & PERRY - in J. Arn. Arb. 1940: 197