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Fruits various but basically capsules; seeds mostly with no or scanty endosperm
and a well-developed, curved, plicate (pleated, fanlike) or contorted embryo, less
commonly with abundant endosperm and a straight embryo. Nine families, 168 ...
Seeds many, small, elongated, sometimes winged; embryo cylindrical,
endosperm absent. One genus (Crypteronia) and 4 species distributed in tropical
Asia from northeastern India (Assam) to southeastern Asia, Malaysia, and the
2-locular, rarely 4-locular by false septation; placentae axile, the ovules many.
Fruit a capsule or berrylike; seeds with endosperm. Nineteen genera and 160
species widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions, especially in
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