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Genus :

BLACHIA

Family :

EUPHORBIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Shrus or trees, monoecious, evergreen, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple or rarely lobed, penninerved, short petioled, stipule inconspicuous. Male inflorescences terminal umbellate to racemiform, few flowered, peduncled; sepals 4 or 5, free; petals 4 or 5, smaller than sepals, disc galnds 4 or 5; stamens 10-40, free in wholes, pistillode absent. Female inflorescences axillary and terminal, often born near base of male inflorescences, mostly umbellate of 2-8 flowered, sometimes solitary, short peduncled, pedicels stout, sepals as in male, petals absent. Fruit schizocarpic, 3-5 lobed. Seeds trigonous, smooth, marbeled.