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(family Sterculiaceae)

A genus of trees in which the flowers are vivid. They have a long calyx tube, no petals, and 5 carpels which are united but become free and then dehisce to become papery, leaflike follicles with 1 or 2 marginal seeds. There are 9 species, occurring from E. Africa to Indo-Malaysia.

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