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Genus :

ALANGIUM

Family :

ALANGIACEAE

Description


Low trees, shrubs or climbers, armed or unarmed. Leaves simple, alternate, petiolate, oblong or ovate, entire. Flowers in axillary fascicles or condensed cymes, pedicellate, usually bisexual, white. Sepals 4-10, connate in a calyx tube, adnate to the ovary. Petals 4-10. Stamens as many as or twice as many as the petals or even more, anthers elongated. Carpels 1-3, syncarpous; ovary inferior, unilocular or bilocular with a pendulous solitary ovule. Berry 1-seeded. Seed oblong.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Inflorescence sessile; stamens 10-30 A. salviifolium
1b. Inflorescence not sessile; stamens not more than 8 2
2a. Petiole reddish, 4-6 cm long; drupe ovoid A. chinense
2b. Petiole green; not more than 2.5 cm long; drupe ovate or ellipsoid A. barbatum