References

Kakeya H, etal. (1993) FEBS Lett 320(2): 169-172. Nazmul Q, etal. (1996) Banglad J Bot 25(2): 155-158. Qais N, etal. (1997) Fitoter67(6): 554-555. Rahman MM, etal. (2003) Fitoter74(5): 511-514.

Warning: Caution must be taken as the toxic effects of this plant are unknown. Fissistigma species

[From Latin, fiss = cleave and from Greek, stigma = mark made by pointed instrument]

Physical description: Fissistigma species are woody climbers with the dorsal side of sepals and petals, ovaries, ripe carpels, apices of stems and petiole densely covered with a golden-brown tomentum. The flowers are often large and comprise of 3 valvate sepals and 6 valvate petals in 2 whorls, the inner ones being smaller. The fruits are large, globose and thick-walled free carpels, each carpel containing 1-8, glossy and brown seeds (Fig. 9).

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