Spirolobium

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Spirolobium

Description

Small shrubs. Leaves opposite, blades coriaceous; Inflorescence terminal although often appearing axillary; Sepals long narrowly ovate. Stamens inserted on corolla tube in lower half, completely included in tube; Fruit of paired follicles, usually held erect; Seeds elliptic, without a beak;

Taxonomy

A monotypic genus.

Citation

Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1950: 159
K. Schum. - in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4. 1895: 174
M.E. Endress et al. - in Pl. Syst. Evol. 1990: 157
Pit. - in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. 1933: 1167
D.J. Middleton - in Fl. Thailand. 1999: 76