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Genus :

MELIOSMA Blume

Family :

SABIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Shrubs or trees. Leaves simple or odd-pinnate; rachis and petioles with a shallow longitudinal groove above, swollen at the base. Inflorescence terminal or axillary pyramidal panicle. Flowers numerous, hermaphroditic. Sepals (3 or 4) 5 (-9), imbricate. Petals 5, unequal, suborbicular. Disk cup-shaped. Stamens 5, epipetalous, staminodes 3, fertile 2; filaments star-shaped. Ovary globose to ovoid, 2- (rarely 3) locular; styles cylindrical. Drupes subglobose to pyriform, glabrous, mesocarp fleshy, endocarp stony. Seed globose, ventrally concave.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Leaves pinnately compound M. pinnata
1b. Leaves simple 2
2a. Lateral veins straight or nearly so M. dilleniifolia
2b. Latral veins distinctly ascending M. simplicifolia