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Phrynium Willd.,
Sp. Pl. 1: 17 (1797), nom. cons.; emend. K. Schum., Pflanzenreich IV. 48: 28, 52-58 (1902); Milne-Redh., Kew Bull. 1952:167-168; Holttum, Gard. Bull. Singapore 13:279-294 (1951)..

     Rosulate herbs. Inflorescence a usually congested and richly branched synflorescence, florescences with spiral spathes; cymules 2-flowered, ± brachyblastic to slight dolichoblastic, usually with interphylls, bracteoles absent. Sepals half the length of corolla tube or (usually much) longer; corolla tube half the length of lobes, rarely longer; outer staminodes 2, petaloid; cucullate staminode with appendage near apex; ovary with 3 ovulate locules. Fruit dehiscent; seeds arillate. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 287)

Geographical Distribution:
     India and Sri Lanka eastwards to New Guinea.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     About 20 species.

Phrynium hainanense T.L. Wu & S.J. Chen
Phrynium hainanense T.L. We & S.J. Chen
Phrynium oliganthum Merr.
Phrynium oliganthum Merr.

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