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Pakistan | Family List | Rhamnaceae

1. Helinus E. Mey. ex Endl., Gen. Pl. 1102. 1840. Lawson in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:644. 1875.


Unarmed shrubs, scandent or climbing by means of tendrils. Leaves alternate, stipulate. Inflorescence of axillary, umbellate cymes, on long slender peduncles. Flowers greenish. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes lacerate, ovate, crenate or acuminate tube broadly obconical. Petals 5, inserted on margin of the epigynous disc, hooded. Ovary trilocular; style short, 3-fid; stigma more or less recurved. Fruit coriaceous, ovate to globose, with 3 cocci, each one-seeded.

A small genus with 6 species distributed in tropical South Africa, Arabia, India and Pakistan. Represented in Pakistan by one species.

Lower Taxon

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