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Genus :

SWINTONIA

Family :

ANACARDIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Tall, glabrous trees. Leaves simple, alternate, entire, long petioled, stipules absent. Inflorescence axillary and terminal. Flowers hermaphrodite or polygamous. Calyx 5-lobed, small, lobes obtuse, imbricate. Petals 5, adnate to short or long cylindric disk, linear-oblong, imbricate, accrescent and persistent reflexed in fruits. Stamens 5, inserted on the disk, free. Ovary sessile, ovoid, 1-loculed, narrowed into slender style, stigma small, capitate, ovule solitary, pendulous from a basal funicle. Fruit an ovoid, smooth, sessile, leathery drupe, subtended by 5 enlarged reflexed petals. Seeds erect, testa thin, albumen absent, cotyledons amygdaloid.