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Pakistan | Family List | Iteaceae

Itea L., Sp. Pl. 199. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 92. 1754; Roxb., Fl. Ind. 212. 1832; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2: 407. 1878; Collett, Fl. Siml. 180. 1902; Duthie, Fl. Upp. Gang. Plain 1, 1 :331. 1903; L.H. Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 3: 1707. 1915; Hutch., Gen. Flow. Pl. 2: 30. 1968.

Evergreen shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, petiolate, glabrous, glandu┬Člar-dentate or crenate, with caducous stipules. Racemes axillary or terminal, elongated, many-flowered. Flowers small, perigynous. Sepals, petals and stamens 5. Ovary semi-inferior, bilocular; ovules few to numerous, biseriate. Fruit a conically elongate septicidal capsule. Seeds many, elongated, testa loose, more or less protruded at each end.

A genus of 15 species, mostly found in N.W. Himalayas to Japan, the Philippine Islands and South Eastern United States of America. Represented in W. Pakistan by 1 species only.

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