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Climber. Leaves opposite, those of a pair equal, colleters in the axils. Inflorescence axillary and terminal, forming panicles, usually at least the lower branches of inflorescence alternate, more rarely all branches opposite; Sepals with colleters only in sinuses. Stamens completely included, inserted near base of corolla tube, subsessile; Fruit of 2 slender, terete or fusiform, divergent or parallel follicles. Seeds:


Asia-Temperate, Asia-Tropical: Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present), Southeast Asia present
2 species in Sri Lanka, China, and Southeast Asia; in Malesia 1 species.


Some of the Malesian species included in Cleghornia in Xu’s revision have been removed to Anodendron (see ,).


Z.R. Xu - in Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 1988: 11
D.J. Middleton - in Fl. Thailand. 1999: 133
Pit. - in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. 1933: 1208
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1950: 86