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2. Licania Aublet, Hist. Pl. Guiane. 1: 119, plate 45. 1775.

[Misspelled anagram of local French Guiana name caligni] [Misspelled anagram of local French Guiana name caligni]

Geobalanus Small

Shrubs [trees]. Leaves persistent or deciduous; blade margins entire or irregularly crenate. Thyrses terminal [axillary]. Flowers: petals [0 or 4–]5; stamens [3–]14–16[–40]; filaments connate basally to proximally [distinct], glabrous (rarely basally hairy); ovary glabrous or sparsely to densely hairy; styles glabrous [hairy]. Drupes obovoid, ellipsoid, or subglobose; endocarp not longitudinally ribbed. x = 11.

Species 192 (1 in the flora): se United States, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, w Africa, s Asia.

Lower Taxon


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