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2. Leycesteria Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. Carey. 2:181. 1824. C. B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:16.1880; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. (repr. ed.) 274.1956; Hutch., Gen. Pl. 2:87.1967; R. R. Stewart in Nasir & Ali, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. of W. Pak. & Kashm. 691.1972.


Deciduous, erect shrubs or undershrubs. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, rounded at base, entire or irregularly dentate, membranous, pale green below. Flowers in whorls, sessile, bracts large foliaceous, sessile, connate at base. Calyx tube glandular, pubescent; lobes 5, unequal, persistent. Corolla funnel-shaped; lobes 5, subequal. Stamens 5, inserted on the throat of corolla tube; filaments short, equalling the corolla lobes. Ovary 5-Jocular; style filiform, stigma capitate. Berries globose to subglobose, many-seeded. Seeds minute, compressed.

A genus of about 6 species distributed from N. W. Himalaya to S. W. China. One species is found in Pakistan.

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