Medusanthera

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Medusanthera

Description

Dioecious trees. Leaves spirally arranged, subdistichous, entire, penninerved. Petals 5, valvate, lanceolate-oblong, apex inflexed. Panicles 1-2(-3) per axil, 2-3-chotomized, the branches cymose, peduncled; Ovary subcylindrical, early curved, with a distinct lateral swelling; Seed 1;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Malaya present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Bismarcks present, Carolines present, Pacific: Fiji (Fiji present); Samoa (Samoa present), Solomons present
About 4 or 5 spp., 2 (or 3) in Fiji and Samoa, in Malesia 2 spp., one in Sumatra and Malaya and one from the Philippines and Celebes to the Carolines, Bismarcks and Solomons. .

Citation

HOWARD 1940 – In: J. Arn. Arb. p 469
SEEM. 1943 – In: Lloydia. p 133
K. SCH. & LAUT. 1900: Fl. Schutzgeb. p 413
Engl. 1942: p. 362. – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20b. f. 103, A & B.
SLEUM. 1940 – In: Notizbl. Berl.-Dahl. p 246
SLEUM. 1969 – In: Blumea. p 226