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Dioecious climbers. Leaves spirally arranged, entire, penninerved, strongly reticulate; Flowers sessile or sometimes pedicellate (♀ only), clustered (or fascicled) or solitary along the rachis of long, pendulous interrupted or spike-like racemes, these simple or composed to panicles, (4-)5(-6)-merous. Petals shortly connate at base, valvate in bud, afterwards recurved, oblong, persistent in ♀ flowers. Seed 1, testa thin;


Andamans present, Annam present, Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; India present; Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Cochinchina present, Flores present, Lower Burma present, Western Ghats from N. Kanara to Travancore present
Two spp., India (Western Ghats from N. Kanara to Travancore), Lower Burma, Andamans, Cochinchina, Annam; in Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Java, Borneo, Philippines, Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores). .


SLEUM. 1969 – In: Blumea. p 253