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Subfamily

II. Subfam. Viticoideae Briq. in Engler & Prantl (1895).

Description

Shrub or liana; leaves simple; inflorescence terminal, in dichotomous or trichotomous cymes, flower white with yellow blotches on anterior lip; calyx campanulate, entire or sinuate-lobate with lobes subequal; corolla 5-lobed, 2-lipped; stamens 4, didynamous, inserted near base of tube, little exserted; ovary 4-locular, each locule with 1 ovule, but with only one locule developing; fruit a drupe with one pyrene, 1-seeded by abortion.  One species, Paravitex siamica Fletcher, Thailand.

Distribution

Native to:

41 Indo-China

Publication

Paravitex Fletcher in Bull. Misc. Inf. 1937: 74-75 (1937).

Image resource

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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