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Phaleria Jack

Growth form: Erect shrub or tree

Internodes: Unswollen

Leaf arrangement: Alternate, distichous, or subopposite, Opposite, Decussate

Marginal vein(s): Absent or inconspicuous

Inflorescence type: Solitary or fasciculate, Capitate and involucrate, Capitate and non-involucrate, Umbellate

Flowers: Hermaphroditic

Flower shape: Tubular

Floral tube at anthesis (if present): Unarticulated

Androecium type: Stamen number twice sepal number

Staminal whorls: Stamens in two whorls or more

Stamen number: 8-12

Anther shape: Straight

Style position (if present): Terminal or eccentric

Fruit type: Indehiscent

Distribution: Asia, Australia

Sepal number: 4-6

Flower symmetry: Symmetrical

Anther dehiscence: Introrse

Leaf shape: Expanded, if linear herbaceous, e.g. drapetes?

Disk: Disk present and surrounding gynoecium

Petaloid appendages (not equivalent to true petals in Tepuianthus): Present, Absent

Peduncles: Present, Absent or inconspicuous

Inflorescence position: Axillary, Terminal, Lateral, Cauliflorous

Stylodia/parastyles: Absent

Leaf puncticulations: Absent

Staminal tube: Absent

Venation type and course (when visible) [SECONDARY VS TERTIARIES, E.G. RHAMNONEURON: Brochidodromous, veins arcuate

Pedicel: Present, Absent or inconspicuous

Ovary: Sessile or subsessile

Petaloid appendage shape (if present): Forming an annular ring, Scaly (sometimes glandular)

Style aspect in flower (if present): Straight

Pericarp (if flowers tubular): Free from floral tube at maturity

Leaf symmetry: Symmetrical

Lenticels: Absent

Tendrils/twining branches or inflorescence axes: Absent


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