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Family :

MALPIGHIACEAE

Division :

Angiosperm

Genus of this Family

Description


Small trees, shrubs or lianas. Leaves simple, usually opposite, rarely alternate or verticillate, entire, usually petiolate, rarely sessile, stipules present, sometimes absent, deciduous. Inflorescence often terminal, sometimes axillary, racemose, corymbose or umbellate. Bracts and bracteoles present. Flowers bisexual, rarely polygamous. Calyx 5-partite, persistent. Petals 5, unequal, mostly with a claw, fimbriate or dentate. Stamens 10, filaments connate at the base. Ovary superior, 3-locular, styles 3, free, stigmas inconspicuous. Fruit a schizocarp, splitting into samaras, more or less winged or drupaceous mericarp. Seeds without endosperm.

Key to the Genus

Serial Key Reference
1a. Inflorescence racemes; flowers irregular; sepals with a dark-coloured gland; carpels winged only at the apex Hiptage
1b. Inflorescence panicles; flowers regular; sepals without gland; carpels winged throughout Aspidopterys