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3. Palaquium Blanco, Fl. Filip. 403. 1837.

胶木属 jiao mu shu

Trees, producing latex. Branchlets with terminal scaly bud. Leaves often clustered; stipules small to very large, usually early deciduous; leaf blade leathery. Bracts conspicuous at peduncle base. Flowers axillary, solitary or fascicled, sometimes in short terminal inflorescence. Sepals (4--)6(or 7), in 2 whorls. Corolla 4--6-lobed, imbricate or twisted. Stamens (8--)12--18(--36), in 2 or 3 whorls, inserted in corolla throat; filaments long; staminodes absent. Ovary (5--)6(--11)-locular, villous; ovules pendulous. Fruit a berry, oblong to ellipsoid, 1--4-seeded. Seeds with scar covering half of surface.

About 110 species: Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, Pacific Islands, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; one species in China.

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