Lepisanthes sect. Lepisanthes

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Lepisanthes sect. Lepisanthes


Shrubs or trees. Leaves glabrous or at least petiole, rachis, and petiolules hairy. Inflorescences mostly axillary or rami- to cauliflorous, rarely terminal, solitary or fascicled, simple or (mostly sparsely) branched. Petal scales mostly crested. Fruits smooth or sometimes warty, outside densely hairy (to glabrous), pericarp thin, inside hairy or glabrous.


Andaman Islands present, Asia-Temperate: Hainan (Hainan present), Asia-Tropical: Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present), S and SE Asia present
S and SE Asia from Sri Lanka to Hainan, and Malesia; two species, one of which (L. andamanica) endemic in the Andaman Islands.