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Family :

EBENACEAE

Division :

Angiosperm

Genus of this Family

Description


Trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate or rarely opposite, entire, exstipulate. Flowers axillary, solitary or in small cymes. Calyx 3-7 lobed. Coralla sympetalous, 3-7 lobed, lobes imbricate, convolute or valvate. Stamens attached to the base of the corolla tube or sometimes directly to the receptacle, usually twice as many as the corolla-lobes and in 2 cycles, anthers opening by longitudinal slits or rarely by apical pores. Staminodes usually present in female flowers. Ovary superior, rarely inferior, 2-16 locular, styles 1-8, free or united below. Fruit a berry, rarely capsular. Seeds with thin testa hard, often ruminate endosperm.