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Scaevola , Mant. 2:145. 1771. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:421. 1881; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 2:69. 1904; Jafri, Fl. Kar. 328. 1966.

Herbs or shrubs. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, entire or toothed. Flowers in dichasial cymes, sessile or pedicellate. Calyx lobes obsolete or conspi¬cuous. Corolla oblique, split to the base on one side; lobes subequal, spreading. Stamens with free anthers. Ovary usually inferior, 2-loculed; ovules l-2 in each, erect; style simple with pollen cup enclosing a truncate or 2 lobed stigma. Fruit a drupe.

A genus with 80-100 tropical and sub-tropical species; mostly Australian and Polynesian.

1 Leaves 2.0-7.5 cm long. Calyx truncate or obscurely lobed. Drupe purple   Scaevola plumierii
+ Leaves 10-20 cm long. Calyx lobes linear-lanceolate. Drupe white   Scaevola taccada

Lower Taxa

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