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Genus :

TABERNAEMONTANA

Family :

APOCYNACEAE

Description


Shrubs or trees. Leaves opposite. Cymes terminal or sub-lateral. Flowers white. Calyx 5-partite, usually glandular within. Corolla salver-shaped, tube cylindrical, slender. Stamens included at or above the middle of the tube, filaments short or absent. Disc absent. Carpels 2, distinct, ovules numerous, style short or long, stigma short or long, 2-lobed. Follicles 2, ovoid, oblong or reniform, dry or fleshy, smooth or ribbed, 1-many seeded. Seeds embedded in pulp.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Follicles 3-ribbed, recurved, pinkish-orange inside, not fleshy T. recurva
1b. Follicles not ribbed, straight, orange-red inside, fleshy T. divaricata