Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 2)


Small trees, shrubs or lianes, up to 20 m or more, young parts tomentose or glabrous. Leaves opposite, petiolate, exstipulate; blade ovate or obovate to ovate-lanceolate, base cuneate, apex acute to long acuminate, entire or serrate, with translucent dots, the lateral nerves connected near the margin. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, cymose, pleiochasial (racemose) or paniculate. Flowers unisexual or bisexual; receptacle small, slightly convex, glabrous; tepals caducous before or at anthesis, spirally arranged (outermost sometimes decussate), imbricate, 2–38, the lower ovate to ± orbicular or reniform, base swollen and sometimes peltate, apex rounded or obtuse, grading upwards into longer, narrower and more membranous tepals, the uppermost spathulate; stamens 7–25, spirally arranged, filament shorter or as long as the anther, connective produced at apex, anthers tetrasporangiate, extrorse or latrorse, opening by two longitudinal slits; carpel solitary (rarely 2), rudimentary or absent in male flowers, superior, barrel-shaped, glabrous or sparsely strigose, stigma sessile tufted-papillose, 1-celled; ovule 1, pendulous, anatropous. Fruit a small spherical, succulent berry; seed hard, smooth or ridged; embryo small, apical; endosperm abundant.


Male Flower Tension Wood Pollen Morphology Lateral Nerve Arnold Arbor 
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