Clidemia Don (1823: 306)

Silva-Gonçalves, Kelly Cristina Da, Baumgratz, José Fernando A. & Nunes-Freitas, André Felippe, 2014, Melastomataceae in a continental Atlantic Forest island from southeastern Brazil, Phytotaxa 183 (2), pp. 61-92 : 67

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Clidemia Don (1823: 306)


1. Clidemia Don (1823: 306) .

Pilose shrubs. Leaves opposite, isophyllous or slightly anisophyllous. Inflorescence in leafy and/or aphyllous nodes, axillary and/or pseudo-axillary, sometimes also terminal; bracts and bracteoles persistent. Floral buds with obtuse to rounded apex. Flowers 5-merous; pedicel inconspicuous; inner torus pilose or tooth-fimbriated, glandular or not, sometimes glabrous; calyx persistent, bilobed, external lobes larger than the internal lobes; petals white, obovate or oblong, apex rounded or emarginate; stamens white, isomorphic, subequal in size, pore terminal, connective prolonged or not below the theca, dorsally appendage or not; ovary completely or partly inferior; style glabrous. Baccate, bacidium type, purple-darkness at maturity, polyspermous; seeds ovate, testa granulose.