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5. Holostemma R. Br. in Mem. Wern. Soc. 1:42. 1810. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:21.1883; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bomb. reprint ed. 2:220.1958; Huber in Abeywickrama, Fl. Ceylon 36.1973; Stevens in Saldanha & Nicolson, Fl. Hassan Distr. 448.1976.


Twining subshrub, branches glabrous. Leaves opposite, cordate Flowers in lax few-flowered lateral pedunculate cymes. Calyx 5-partite, not glandular in-side. Corolla rotate, lobes imbricate to the right, glabrous. Corona represented by a fleshy ring at the base of the gynostegium. Gynostegium arising from the base of the corolla. Filaments connate, anther-wings large decurrent to the base of the gynostegium: Pollinium 1 in each cell, pendent, waxy, without pellucid margins. Follicles cylindrical, slightly tapering.

A genus with 1-2 species, distributed in Pakistan, India, Ceylon, Burma, Malaya and China; represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

Lower Taxon

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