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Breynia fruticosa

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Characteristic:

Is a monoecious shrub that is typical in forest margins of Indochina and southern China (Govearts et al., 2000; van Welzen et al., 2000). Typically, 2V4 flowers are born on each axil with male flowers arranged towards the base of each branch. Male flowers have fused calyx lobes with inflexed apical ends as those of B. vitis-idea  Female flowers are not as specialized as in B. vitis-idea and have free calyx lobes and free styles  The styles are split in the upper half and are likely accessible to opportunistic flower visitors. Female flowers have three locules, each containing two ovules. Once pollinated, female flowers become erect, and fruits are produced within 3V4 wk after pollination (Y. Kosaka, Kyoto Univeristy, Japan, personal communication). Flowering and fruiting occurs year-round with several peaks per year (Y. Kosaka, personal communication

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