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11. Pleurostylia Wight & Arnott, Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 157. 1834.

盾柱属 dun zhu shu

Authors: Jin-shuang Ma & Michele Funston

Evergreen trees or shrubs, glabrous. Leaves opposite, decussate, entire, stipulate. Inflorescence axillary, cymose. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Disk fleshy, cupular, 5-lobed, intrastaminal; anthers longitudinally dehiscent, introrse. Ovary 2-locular or reduced to 1-locular; ovules erect, 2-8 per locule. Nut ellipsoid or obovoid, bony, with a prominent persistent lateral style. Seed 1, ovoid.

About five species: Old World tropics and subtropics; one species in China.

Lower Taxon


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