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Embelia Burm.f., Fl. Ind. 62, t.23. 1768. Benth and Hook. f., l.c. 644; Clarke in Hook.f., l.c. 512; Mez in Engler, l.c. 296; Parker, l.c. 303; Hepper in Hutch. and Dalz., l.c. 31.(nom.cons.).

Embelia robusta

Credit: Fauzia

Shrubs or low trees, with 2-3 cm broad stem at base, often scandent with simple leaves and simple or compound, axillary or terminal racemes. Flowers small, whitish, 1-2-sexual. Calyx 4-5-fid, persistent. Corolla 4-5-fid, with lobes usually fused at the base, erect or reflexed, elliptic, usually imbricate. Stamens 4-5, sometimes absent or reduced; filaments short, adnate to corolla base; anthers ovate-oblong. Ovary ovoid or globose, few ovuled; style short, stigma subcapitate. Fruit globose, berry-like, small, 1(-2)-seeded.

About 125 species, mostly tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Australia; represented here by 1 species.

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