Paraserianthes

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Paraserianthes

Description

Unarmed shrubs or trees. Leaves bipinnate, rachis and pinnae with extrafloral nectaries; Stipules linear or filiform, caducous, not spinescent. Inflorescences composed of pedunculate spikes or racemes, the spikes sometimes aggregated into panicles axillary to the distal leaves. Flowers bisexual, pentamerous, uniform. Stamens numerous, united into a tube at the base. Ovary solitary. Seeds suborbicular-elliptic or oblong, flat or convex, with a hard olive-green, brown or black testa, with pleurogram, wingless, aril absent, endosperm absent, cotyledons large.

Distribution

Australasia, East and Central Malesia present, Melanesia present
Australia (2 species), Melanesia (1 species), East and Central Malesia (3 species), 4 species in all.

Citation

Kanis - in Brunonia. 1980: 291