Urceola

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Urceola

Description

Climbers; Leaves opposite, those of a pair equal; Inflorescence cymose, terminal and/or axillary sometimes forming a panicle; Sepal lobes free; Stamens completely included within the corolla tube, attached in a ring to the style head; Fruit of paired follicles; Seeds hirsute;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, from India and China southwards to New Guinea present
16 species from India and China southwards to New Guinea; in Malesia 9 species.

Uses

Almost all species have been recorded as producing a high quality rubber before the widespread use of Hevea brasiliensis.

Citation

Benth. & Hook.f. - in Gen. Pl. 1876: 716
D.J. Middleton - in Kew Bull. 1994: 760
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1950: 83
K. Schum. - in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4. 1895: 162
Backer & Bakh.f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 235
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1950: 85
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1950: 101
Boerl. - in Handl. Fl. Ned. Ind. 1899: 399
Roxb. - in Blumea. 1996: 82
Roxb. - in Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. 2004: 9
A.DC. - in Prodr. 1844: 358
Pit. - in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. 1933: 1203
Pit. - in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. 1933: 1211
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1950: 83
Coode et al., Checklist Pl. Brunei. 1996: 28
A.DC. - in Prodr. 1844: 442
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1950: 82
Lý - in Feddes Repert. 1978: 205
Benth. & Hook.f. - in Gen. Pl. 1876: 714
Spire, Contr. Apocyn. 1905: 57
Spire, Contr. Apocyn. 1905: 2
K. Schum. - in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4. 1895: 163
D.J. Middleton - in Fl. Thailand. 1999: 141
Pit. - in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. 1933: 1209
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1950: 84