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Genus :

LUVUNGA

Family :

RUTACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Lianas with hook-like or straight axillary spines. Leaves alternate, leaflets glandular-punctate, petiolules short, pulvinate. Inflorescence axillary, racemose or paniculate. Flowers 4 or 5-merous, strongly scented. Calyx cupular, entire or obscurely 4-6 lobed. Petals 4-5, free, imbricate. Stamens 8 or 10, inserted outside a cupular, annular or elevated disk. Ovary 2-4 locular, ovules 2 in each locule. Fruit an ellipsoid or globose berry, pulp mucilaginous, 1-3 seeded. Seeds ovoid, embedded in mucilaginous substance.