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Description

Small trees or shrubs. Leaves entire. Flowers zygomorphic, in terminal and axillary racemes. Sepals unequal, 5, the two lateral ones (wings) larger and petaloid, free. Petals 3 (occasionally 5 with 2 vestigial), free. Stamens 8. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit an indehiscent samara, usually 1-winged but sometimes with a second rudimentary wing. Seed 1, ecarunculate.
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Securidaca

Lianas or less frequently clambering shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, simple; petioles short; stipules absent; nodes usually glandular. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic, in axillary or terminal racemes; bracts minute; calyx of 5 free sepals, deciduous, the two inner ones larger, petaloid; petals 3, deciduous, united at the base, the central petal in the form of a keel; stamens 8, the filaments united into a staminal tube, the anthers dehiscent by a subapical aperture; ovary superior, unilocular, with a single ovule, the stigma bilobate. Fruit a samara with a distal wing, the seminiferous locule basal, with a single seed. A genus of 50 species, distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 29
Specimens with Sequences: 30
Specimens with Barcodes: 21
Species: 11
Species With Barcodes: 9
Public Records: 9
Public Species: 6
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Wikipedia

Securidaca

Securidaca is a genus of plant in family Polygalaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete):


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