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Deeringia R. Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 413. 1810. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4: 714. 1885; Schinz in E. and P., Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 16c: 26. 1934.

Deeringia amaranthoides

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Erect herbs or scandent shrubs with alternate leaves and branches, leaves entire. Flowers bibracteolate, hermaphrodite or unisexual, in axillary or terminal, bracteate, frequently paniculate racemes or spikes, each bract subtending a single flower; bracts and bracteoles small, membranous. Perianth segments (4-) 5, the perianth not deciduous with the fruit. Stamens (4-)5, shortly monadelphous at the base, pseudo-staminodes absent. Style short, stigmas 2-3 (-4), linear or clavate. Ovary with few to many ovules pendulous on slender funicles. Fruit a thin-walled fleshy berry. Seeds black or brownish, compressed, shining, verruculose to reticulate.

About 8 species in the tropics of the Old World from Madagascar to Australia.

Type species: Deeringia amaranthoides (Lam.) Merr.

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