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(family Polygalaceae)

A genus of rain-forest trees whose leaves often dry yellowish. The flowers are pentamerous, usually with one hood-like petal. The fruit is indehiscent, woody or somewhat fleshy, containing 1 seed or many. The trees yield useful timber. There are 93 species, occurring from India and Hainan to the Solomon Islands.

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