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Genus :

MELOCHIA

Family :

STERCULIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Herbs, undershrubs or small trees. Leaves simple, alternate, petiolate. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous, small, in axillary or terminal clusters.Sepals 5, connate at the base.Petals 5, free, deciduous or very inconspicuous. Stamens 5, opposite to the petals, united towards the base, anthers extrorse. Ovary sessile, 5-loculed, each locule with 2 ovules, styles 5, free, subulate. Fruit a capsule, globose or ellipsoid, loculicidally 5-valved. Seed 1 in each locule, triangular, stony, winged.