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Genus :

CLEIDION

Family :

EUPHORBIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Climbing shrubs or small trees, monoecious or dioecious. Leaves alternate, penninerved, shortly petioled with discoid glands near base of lamina and at top of petioles; stipules minute, subulate, fugacious. Male flowers: fascicled on long axillary racemes; calyx into 3-4 segments; petals and disc absent; stamens 40-70, in a globose mass on conical receptacle, filaments free; pistillode absent.  Female flowers: axillary, solitary or pair wise on long peduncles; pedicels long; sepals 3-5, imbricate; petals, disc and staminodes absent; ovary subglobose, longitudinally 4-grooved, 2-3-loculed, ovule 1 in each, styles 2-3, filiform, deeply 2-3-fid above. Fruits double-globose schizocarpic capsules, 2-3-locular, consisting 2 or rarely 3 two-valved cocci. Seeds subglobose, coriaceous.