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Drinkell, C. & Utteridge, T.M.A. 2015. A revision of the genus Systellantha B. C. Stone. Studies in Malaysian Myrsinaceae IV. Kew Bulletin 70: 50. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-015-9603-8
- Type: Systellantha fruticosa (B. C. Stone) B. C. Stone.
- Shrub or tree to 3 m
- Branches with internodes ridged on each side
- Leaves alternate, margins entire or denticulate, lamina ab- and adaxially sparsely covered with sessile glands; lamina recurving on drying
- Inflorescences axillary, racemose but condensed and brachyblast-like, densely bracteate, pistillate flowers proximal and staminate flowers at the apex
- Staminate flowers tetramerous, tubular corolla fused at the base, lobes ovate, apex attenuate or acute, dextrose imbricate in bud; stamens antipetalous, attached to the corolla tube, anthers basifixed dehiscing longitudinally, lanceolate, connective apiculate to caudate, pistillode lacking Pistillate flowers as staminate but: staminodes lacking, ovary subglobose to ovoid, style erect, stigma truncate, ovules few, 1 – 3
- Fruits globose to sub-globose, apex very short acuminate
- Seeds single, globose, apex very short acuminate.
- Endemic to Borneo, and currently known from Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan; no collections currently known from Brunei.
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