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Genus :

PEGIA

Family :

ANACARDIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Scandent shrubs. Leaves alternate, odd-pinnate, leaflets numerous, subopposite, serrate, stipules absent. Flowers small, green, polygamous, in axillary and terminal panicles. Calyx 5-partite, segments imbricate, persistant. Petals 5, small, oblong, imbricate, disc broad, 5-lobed. Stamens 10, inserted at base of disk, anthers globose. Ovary sunk in the disk, 4-5 lobed, with 4-5 styles in male flowers, in functional female flowers ovoid, more free, 1-locular, style short, conic, stigma simple, ovule pendulous from the top of the cell. Fruit a drupe, obliquely oblong, fleshy, stone rugose, crustaceous. Seeds oblong, testa membranous, cotyledons large, radicle superior.