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Genus :

CEPHALANTHUS

Family :

RUBIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Shrubs to large trees. Leaves stipulate, stipules often terminating in a black gland, opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4, simple, entire, petiolate. Flowers subsessile in capitate heads on simple axillary peduncles, peduncles grouped in open leafy inflorescence terminating lateral shoots, bracteoles inter-floral, narrowly spathulate. Flowers 4-merous. Calyx tube exceeding lobes. Corolla infundibular. Anthers subsessile at corolla throat, dorsifixed, partially exserted. Ovary 2-locular, ovule solitary, styles filiform, long, exserted, stigmas fusiform. Fruits free, dry, indehiscent, eventually separating into 1-seeded cocci. Seeds with a large fleshy aril.