Alectryon subg. Synalectryon

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Alectryon subg. Synalectryon


Inflorescences axillary, a thyrse, hairy, sparsely branched. Sepals 5, connate for halfway or more, hairy on both sides. Petals 5 (or absent in male flowers), the blade rounded, ciliolate, scales woolly. Stamens in male flowers 8 (always?) (to fewer in female flowers), filaments and anthers glabrous. Fruits short-stipitate, broadly ovoid, slightly lobed, the base slightly concave, the apex apiculate, dehiscence septifragal; Seeds with a sarcotesta around the hilum and the basal half enveloped by the cup-shaped arillode.


Asia-Tropical, Australasia: New South Wales (New South Wales present); Queensland (Queensland present)
Apart from the 3 Malesian species two more species belong to this subgenus, viz. A. coriaceus (Benth.) Radlk. and A. subcinereus (A. Gray) Radlk. from Queensland and New South Wales.