Nothopegia

Nothopegia Blume

Description:
Dioecious (androdioecious) trees with contact dermatitis-causing, milky exudate turning black with exposure to air. Leaves alternate to subopposite, simple, petiolate, entire, lanceolate to elliptic. Inflorescences axillary or pseudoterminal racemes. Flowers short pedicellate; perianth 4-parted, imbricate; corolla of distinct, twisted white petals; androecium haplostemonous; filaments pubescent to nearly glabrous; anthers pubescent; pistillode very reduced; staminodes reduced; disk glabrous, 4–5-lobed; carpels 3; style apical; stigma 1–3-lobed; ovule pendulous, apical to lateral. Drupe depressed globose or pyriform with persistent calyx and style, 1-locular; exocarp red to dark purple, sometimes longitudinally striate; mesocarp fleshy.

Ten or more species in India and Sri Lanka.

Original Publication: Nothopegia Blume, Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1: 203 (1850).

Synonyms: Balckburnia Roxb. (1820), p. p.
Glycycarpus Dalz. (1849)

Web Links:
Tropicos –  Nothopegia
The Plant List – Nothopegia