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Genus :

PENTAPETES

Family :

STERCULIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Annual herbs or undershrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, narrowly lanceolate, crenate-dentate. Flowers bisexual, solitary, axillary, pedicellate. Sepals 5. Petals 5. Stamens 15, connate at the base, arranged in 5 groups of 3 each, each group alternate with a staminode. Ovary sessile, 5-locular, each locule with many ovules, styles simple, entire, often twisted, stigmas 5-lobed, minute. Fruit a capsule, ovoid, woody, loculicidally dehiscent, 5-valved. Seeds 8-12, triangular, wingless.