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Woody climbers with yellow wood, entirely glabrous. Leaves ± elliptic to ovate, base 3(-5)-nerved with the main basal laterals running alongside the midrib for several (-15) mm before curving outwards, with 2-4 pairs of distal lateral nerves. Inflorescences:


Asia-Tropical:, Malaya present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present) Burma: present Nicobar Is: present S. China: present present
Two species, one wide-spread in the Nicobar Is., Burma, Indochina, S. China, and Malesia: Sumatra and Malaya to Celebes and the Philippines, the other one endemic in S. China and Indochina.


There has been some confusion about the identity of LOUREIRO'S type species, a matter discussed by FORMAN, l.c.


MIERS - in Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 1864: 487
FORMAN - in Kew Bull. 1985: 546
LOUR. - in Contr. Bot. 1871: 41
DIELS - in Pfl. R. 1910: 119