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8. Ichnocarpus R.Br. in Mem. Wern. Soc. 1:61. 1811. (conserved name);Brandis, For Fl. 326.1874 Benth. & Hook. f ., Gen. Pl. 2:717.1876 Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:669 1882; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. Haz. & Delhi 332. 1918.


Woody climbers. Leaves opposite with 5-7 pairs of distinct nerves. Inflorescence terminal or axilary panicled cymes with small white flowers. Calyx 5-partite, lobes ovate, acute with small glands inside the base of the lobes. Corolla hypocrateriform with somewhat hairy throat, lobes over-lapping to the right. Stamens adnate at or below the middle of corolla tube, anther sagittate, lobes spurred, connivent to stigma. Disc 5-lobed. Carples apocarpous. Ovary hairy, ovules numerous. Style short, stigma columnar. Follicles cylindical, subcircular or compressed. Seeds somewhat oblong with narrowed tip, with a tuft of hairs at the apex.

A small genus of about 6-8 species distributed in Indo-Malaya and Australia. One species is reported from Pakistan (Kashmir).

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