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4. Beaumontia Wall., Tent. Fl. Nep. 14, t. 7. 1824. Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 2:721. 1876; DC., Prodr. 8:403. 1844; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:660. 1882; Talbot, For. Fl. Bomb. Pres. & Sind. 2:225. 1911; Bailey, St. Cyclop. Hort. 1:463. 1947; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bomb. 2:201. 1904; Bor & Raizada, Some Beaut. Ind. Climb. & Shrubs 205. 1954.


Tall, evergreen woody climbers with opposite somewhat coriaceous leaves. Inflorescence a terminal cyme. Flowers large, white in the axils of foliaceous, caducous bracts. Calyx 5-segmented, glandular or eglandular inside; segments large, sometimes foliaceous. Corolla funnel shaped, or campanulate, white with short tube, lobes broad, overlapping to the right in bud. Stamens included at the summit of corolla tube; filament somewhat broadened at the top, with sagittate, horny anthers, united with the stigma. Disc deeply 5 lobed. Ovary bilocular with many ovules in each locule; style filiform; stigma fusiform. Follicles 2, connate, separating at maturity, woody. Seeds compressed, with a tuft of silky hairs.

A genus of 4 species in India to Malaya; represented in Pakistan by one cultivated species.

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