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Pakistan | Family List | Celastraceae

Cassine Linn., Sp. Pl. 268. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5.129.1754; Ding Hou in van Steenis, Fl.Males. ser. 1, 6 (2) 284.1962.

  • Elaeodendron Jacq.f.ex Jacq.

    Shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate or opposite; stipules small, caducous. Flowers small, bisexual, rarely unisexual, 4-5-merous in axillary cymes. Calyx 4-5-lobed. Petals 4-5. Stamens 4-5, on or under the edge of the disc; anthers subglobose. Base of the ovary slightly united with the disc; ovary 2-5-celled; style very short; stigma obscure or 2-lobed; ovules erect, 2 in each cell. Fruit a dry or a fleshy indehiscent drupe; cells 1(-2)-seeded; seeds exarillate.

    A genus of c. 40 species in the tropics and subtropics of Asia, America, Australia and S. Africa. One species has been reported from Pakistan.

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