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Subfamily

Genera Incertae Sedis

Description

Shrubs and subshrubs; leaves opposite, petiolate, usually ovate to rhombic, crenate to crenulate or repand; inflorescence of axillary cymes, lax, long-pedunculate, with secund, monochasial branches, grading into a terminal paniculiform thyrse; calyx actinomorphic, accrescent, campanulate in flower, broadly campanulate to urceolate or subglobose in fruit, 5-lobed, lobes triangular; corolla white to yellowish, 2-lipped (2/3), posterior lip emarginate to entire, anterior lip with median lobe largest; stamens 4, didynamous (anterior pair longer), included, thecae divaricate, confluent at dehiscence; pollen tricolpate, tectate-perforate, suprareticulate, columellae simple; ovary shallowly 4-lobed; stigma-lobes short, subequal; disc absent; nutlets obovoid, reticulately ridged, pubescent, abscission-scar lateral, 0.4-0.6.x the nutlet.  Two to three species of thickets and forest edges in SE Asia and Malesia.

Distribution

Native to:

36 China
40 Indian Subcontinent
41 Indo-China
42 Malesia
43 Papuasia

Synonyms

Anthocoma Zoll. & Moritzi, Natuur- Geneesk. Arch. Ned.-IndiŽ 2: 569 (1845).

Publication

Cymaria Benth., Edward's Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1292 (1830).

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