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12. Rivea Choisy in Mem. Soc. Phys. Geneve. 6:408. 1834. Choisy in DC., Prodr. 9:326.1845, Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:183.1883, Brandis, Indian Trees, reprint ed. 484.1971.


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Rivea hypocrateriformis

Credit: S. Hameed

Lianas, the stems silvery-white pubescent when young. Leaves cordate to ovate-cordate, silky-whitish pubescent below, some glabrescent. Flowers axillary, in 1-3-flowered cymes. Sepals ovate to oblong, equal or unequal. Corolla white, salverform. The style with a linear-oblong, 2-lobed stigma. Fruit indehiscent, nearly dry, sometimes dehiscent and breaking irregularly. Seeds enclosed within a mealy pulp, at least when dry, glabrous.

A poorly defined genus of about 6 species in the tropics of Asia. Apparently adapted for nocturnal moth pollination. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

Lower Taxon

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