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Genus :

HORSFIELDIA

Family :

MYRISTICACEAE

Description


Monoecious or dioecious, evergreen trees. Leaves distichous, papery or leathery, often glabrous, abaxially not glaucous; tertiary veins reticulate, often obscure. Male inflorescence often compound paniculate; flowers often aggregated into clusters; bracts caducous; bracteole absent. Flowers pedicellate. Perianth lobes (2-)3-5; anthers 4-30, connate abaxially into globose or clavate sessile or stipitate synandrium sometimes concave at apex. Ovary ovoid, glabrous or hairy; style absent. Pericarp often rather thick, glabrous or glabrescent. Aril entire, rarely lacerate at apex; testa thinly woody; cotyledons connate at base.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Fruit 3-4 cm long H. amygdalina
1b. Fruits 1.8-2.5 cm long H. glabra