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Photo: de Kok, R.

Subfamily

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

Description

Trees or shrubs; leaves digitately compound, leaflets 3-6 (-7), usually petiolulate; inflorescence terminal, cymose, compound, much-branched, flower white to pale yellow; calyx truncate or 4-lobed, persistent; corolla hypocrateriform, 4-lobed, 2-lipped, lobes sub-equal; stamens 4, inserted at base of tube, slightly exserted, thecae divergent; ovary bicarpellate, 4-locular, 1 ovule in each locule; style terminal, with 2 short, unequal stigmatic lobes; fruit a small drupe, pyrene hard, 4-celled.  Five species, Philippines to Celebes, New Guinea, Australia and Fiji.

Distribution

Native to:

42 Malesia
43 Papuasia
50 Australia
60 Southwestern Pacific

Doubtfully present in:

62 Northwestern Pacific

Publication

Viticipremna H.J.Lam, Verbenac. Malay. Archip. 162  (1919); Munir, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 7(2): 181--200 (1985), rev.

Image resource

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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