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Melodinus J. R. et G. Forst.


Description from Flora of China

Plants woody lianas or sometimes low shrubs, latex present. Leaves opposite. Cymes terminal or axillary. Flowers white. Calyx without glands. Corolla salverform; tube cylindric, dilated at staminal insertion; lobes usually oblique-falcate, overlapping to left; corona scales 5 or 10, erect. Stamens inserted at or below middle of corolla tube, included; filaments very short; anthers free from pistil head, base rounded; disc absent. Ovary 2-loculed; ovules numerous. Style short; pistil head apex dilated, 2-cleft. Berry large, pulpy. Seeds numerous; coma absent.

About 50 species: tropical or subtropical Asia and Australia; 12 species in China.

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