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Genus :

NEOLITSEA

Family :

LAURACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Evergreen shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, usually 3-nerved. Inflorescence axillary, umbels solitary or fasciculate, bracts large. Flowers unisexual, dioecious. Periath segments 4, in 2 whorls. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6 in 3 whorls of 2 each, filaments of the 2nd whorls eglandular, of the 3rd whorls bi-glandular at the base, anthers all introrse, 4-celled. Female flowers: staminodes 6, clavate, of the 1st and 2nd whorls eglandular, of the 3rd whorls bi-glandular at the base. Ovary superior, styles conspicuous, stigmas peltate. Fruits berry, globose or ellipsoid on slightly enlarged disciform or concave perianth tube.