Adina Salisb.
  • Parad. Lond.: t. 115 (1808) 

Notes: Distribution: Trop. & Subtrop. Asia

General Description

Flowers crowded, compact, on globose common bracteolate receptacles. Calyx-tubes contiguous, prismatic; limb half 5-cleft. Corolla-tube usually elongated; throat funnel-shaped, glabrous; lobes 5, short, ovate or rounded, valvate in the bud. Stamens 5, inserted on the throat of the corolla; filaments short; anthers basifixed, shortly oblong, exserted. Disk cup-shaped. Ovary 2-celled; style filiform, much exserted; stigma capitate; ovules numerous, pendulous, imbricated. Capsule septicidally dicoccous; cocci dehiscing inside. Seeds oblong, winged at both ends. —Trees or shrubs with terete branches, opposite or whorled petiolate leaves, interpetiolar ample oblong obtuse stipules, solitary or panicled pedunculate heads, and small flowers.


-F.T.A. 3: 39.

Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Pl. ii. p. 30.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate China China North-Central
  • China South-Central
  • China Southeast
  • Hainan
  • Eastern Asia Japan
  • Korea
  • Asia-Tropical Indian Subcontinent Assam
  • Bangladesh
  • East Himalaya
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Indo-China Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Malesia Borneo
  • Jawa
  • Malaya
  • Maluku
  • Philippines
  • Sulawesi
  • Sumatera
  • Papuasia New Guinea


  • 1 Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 2 Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

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Flora of Tropical Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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WCS higher taxonomy
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