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Genus :

VANGUERIA

Family :

RUBIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Unarmed or rarely spiny, deciduous shurbs or small trees. Leaves paired, often quite large, stipules broad at base. Inflorescence axillary cymes. Flowers many. Calyx tube campanulate, limb divided into 5 triangular, oblong, linear or ligulate lobes. Corolla small, usually yellow, often distinctly apiculate in bud, corolla tube shortly cylindrical or campanulate, glabrous or hairy outside, with a ring of deflexed hairs inside and densely hairy at throat, lobes 5, narrowly triangular, mostly reflexed. Anthers ovate or oblong, apiculate, shortly exserted. Ovary 5-locular, ovule solitary, pendulous, stigmas shortly 5-lobed at apex. Disk slightly raised. Fruits large, indehiscent and fleshy.