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32. Hymenodictyon Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. Carey. & Wall. 2: 148. 1824. (nom. conserv.); Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 2: 35. 1873; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 35. 1880; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 2. 282. 1924; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bomb. 2: 582. 1902.


  • Kurria Hochst.

    Large shrub or tree. Branches thick, branchlets compressed; stipules large. glandular-ciliate or serrate, deciduous. Leaves opposite, petiolate, deciduous, usually elliptic-ovate or obovate-oblong, coriaceous. Inflorescence fascicled. axillary or with terminal particles, peduncled. Flowers small, inconspicuous, greenish; bracts lanceolate, reticulately veined, sub-persistent. Calyx-tube shod, 5-lobed above, lobes ovate or subulate, not persistent. Corolla funnel-shaped or campanulate; limbs 5, short, glabrous inside. Stamens 5, filament very shod. inserted under the throat of corolla, anthers included, linear. Ovary 2-loculed; style exserted; stigma clavate-capitate; slightly lobed; ovules numerous. Capsule bilocular, 2-valved, dehiscing lengthwise, many-seeded. Seeds flat.

    A. genus of c. 20 species, distributed in the tropics of Africa, Asia, Madagascar and Himalayas; respresented by the following species in Pakistan.

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