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Genus :

PARSONSIA

Family :

APOCYNACEAE

Description


Woody, twining, evergreen shrubs; with watery latex. Leaves opposite, ovate, elliptic or ovate-lanceolate. Inflorescence axillary, peduncles long, many-flowered. Calyx eglandular, lobes 5. Corolla glabrous, tube shortly cylindrical, lobes 5, overlapping to the right. Stamens inserted at the base of the corolla tube, anthers sagittate, adnate to the style apex. Fruit a bilocular capsule with two longitudinal grooves.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Corolla white or greenish, tube 3-5 mm long P. alboflavescens
1b. Corolla cream coloured, tube 1.0-1.5 mm long P. latifolia