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Genus :

SAPROSMA

Family :

RUBIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Trees or shrubs, foetid when bruised, at least young branches angled. Leaves stipulate, stipules connate, toothed, opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4, entire, petiolate. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, of fascicles, pedunculate trichotomous cymes with slender axes or solitary flowers. Flowers small, 4-5 (-6)-merous, sessile or pedicellate, heterostylous. Hypanthium obconic. Calyx tube dilated, dentate or lobed. Corolla campanulate to infundibular, throat villous, lobes with inflexed flat or crisped margin, valvate in buds. Anthers and stigmas included. Ovary 2-celled, ovule solitary. Fruits drupaceous.