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Meliosma Blume, Cat. Gew. Buitenz. 32. 1823. Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 1:414. 1862; Hook f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:3. 1879; Beusekom, Revision of Meliosma, Blumea 19:355-529. 1971.

Meliosma simplicifolia

Credit: Shaukat

  • Millingtonia* Roxb.
  • Wellingtonia Meissn.

    Deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, without persistent bud scales. Leaves simple or imparipinnately compound; leaflets subopposite, the terminal occasionally absent. Inflorescence of axillary or terminal panicles. Flowers bisexual, penta-or tetramerous, white or yellow, bracteate or not. Sepals 5(-4), somewhat unequal, concave, imbricate. Petals 5, biseriate, distinctly unequal, 3 outer conspicuous, the inner 2 indistinct and bilobed, valvate, or imbricate. Stamens 5, antipetalous, filaments expanded above with cupular apex, 3 outer staminodial, 2 inner fertile with large globose anthers. Disc cupular, membranous, 2-5-toothed, enclosing the basal part of the ovary. Ovary bi- rarely trilocular, each locule with 2 superposed ovules; style and stigma simple. Fruit oblong to globose, 1-seeded, 1-loculed, red or black drupe with a brittle endocarp. Seeds oblong-globose.

    A genus of c. 100 species; distributed in warm parts of South East Asia and America.

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