Opilia

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Opilia

Description

Lianas, sometimes erect shrubs, root parasites; Leaves coriaceous. Flowers bisexual, in axillary racemes, three per bract. Stamens exceeding the perianth. Ovary cylindric to ellipsoid, stigma sessile.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, India present; Thailand (Thailand present) Burma: present N. Australia: present Solomon Is: present Tropical Africa: present
In tropical Africa 2 spp., O. amentacea also from India through Burma, Thailand, Indochina, and Malesia to the Solomon Is. and N. Australia. .

Citation

ENDL. - in Gen. Pl. 1840: 1041
ENGL. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam. 3. 1889: 240
B. & H. - in Gen. Pl. 1862: 350
OLIV. - in Fl. Trop. Afr. 1868: 352
R. & S. - in Syst. Veg. 1819: 275
VALET., Crit. Overz. Olacin. 1886: 153
BTH. - in Fl. Austr. 1863: 394
LUCAS, Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Opil. 1968: 1
HIEPKO - in Willdenowia. 1982: 161
BAILL. - in Hist. Pl. 1892: 456
ENGL. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam. 1. 1897: 143
BAILL. - in Adansonia. 1862: 123
SLEUM. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 16b. 1935: 38