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Spondias Linn.


Description from Flora of China

Allospondias Stapf; Evia Commerson ex Blume; Skoliostigma Lauterbach; Solenocarpus Wight & Arnott; Wirtgenia Junghuhn ex Hasskarl.

Entirely or partly deciduous trees. Leaves alternate, spirally arranged, petiolate, imparipinnately compound; leaflet margin serrate or entire. Inflorescence paniculate, terminal or axillary. Flowers 4- or 5-merous, bisexual or functionally unisexual. Stamens 8-10; filaments subulate to filiform, equal in length. Disk intrastaminal, 10-crenate to crenulate. Ovary 4- or 5-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 4 or 5, free, or style 1. Fruit drupaceous; mesocarp juicy; endocarp woody or bony, covered by a fibrous matrix; embryo elongate, straight to slightly curved.

About 11 species: tropical America and tropical Asia; two species in China.

Lower Taxa


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