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Callicarpa Linn., Sp. P1. 111. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed.5:50.1754; Benth.& Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 2:1150.1876; Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:566.1885; Cooke, Fl. Bombay Pres. (rep. ed.) 2:502.1958.

Callicarpa macrophylla

Credit: Fauzia

Trees or shrubs, often stellately pubescent, especially on younger parts Leaves mostly opposite, dentate, rarely entire. Cymes axillary, shorter than leaves, many-flowered. Flowers usually small, red or purple. Calyx very small campanulate with truncate to minutely 4-lobed apex, unaltered in fruit. Corolla small, tubular with 4, short, spreading, subsymmetrical lobes. Stamens 4, usually slightly exserted, inserted above the middle of corolla-tube. Ovary imperfectly 2-celled with 2 ovules in each cell; style linear with dilated, obscurely 2-fid stigma Fruit small drupe, globose, with 4 (or less), 1-seeded pyrenes; seed shortly oblong exalbuminous.

About 140 species, chiefly in tropical and subtropical Asia, N. Australia and N. & C. America; represented here by 2 or 3 species.

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