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11. Porana Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 51. t. 21. f. 1. 1768. Choisy in DC., Prodr. 9:436.1845, Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:221.1883, van Ooststroom in van Steenis, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 4:402.1953.


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Porana paniculata

Credit: S. Hameed

Large woody or herbaceous twiners. Leaves petiolate, ovate, mostly cordate at the base and palmately nerved, entire, herbaceous. Flowers in racemose or paniculate cl usters, rarely solitary. Bracts leaf-l ike, or minute or subulate. Sepals 5, small in flower, the 3 outer or all accrescent in fruit, scarious, reticulately veined, spreading, often spathulate, falling with the fruit. Corolla regular, white, campanulate or funnel-shaped, rarely salverform, the limb entire or 5-lobed. Style 1, simple or bifid with unequal branches, stigmas globose, solitary or 1 on each branch. Fruit capsular, subglobose to oblong or indehiscent. Seed usually 1, glabrous.

A tropical and subtopical genus of about 20 species in Africa, Asia and Australia. One species is found in Pakistan.

Lower Taxon


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