1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Systellantha B.C.Stone

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Borneo.


    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.


    Systellantha B.C.Stone appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Malayan Nat. J. 46: 14 (1992)


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