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Genus :

CELASTRUS

Family :

CELASTRACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Large deciduous or evergreen scandent shrubs. Leaves alternate or spirally arranged, petioled, dentate, crenate, subentire or finely ciliate serrulate. Inflorescence pyramidal or narrow raceme-like thyrses. Flowers 5-merous, small, unisexual or bisexual. Calyx campanulate, persistent, lobes imbricate or valvate. Disk usually membranous, cupular, fleshy and flat, entire or 5-lobed, lobes alternate with the stamens. Fertile stamens inserted on margin of disk. Ovary free from disk, 3-celled. Capsules subglobose, rarely subcylindric, tipped by persistent style, loculicidally 3-valved. Seeds 1-6, embedded in fleshy, red aril.