TovariaceaeTovaria family







Identification
  - Leaves alternate with three leaflets.
  - Without stipules.
  - Strong rank odor.
  - Flowers cream with 6-8 petals on terminal, unbranched inflorescence.
  - Fruit a berry.

Diagnosis: Weak treelets of disturbed edges and ladslides, leaves alternate, compound with 3 leaflets, membranous, strong rank odor when shredded.

Similar families
Capparidaceae(Forchhammeria): leaflets distinctly articulated, varying from 1-3, without foetid odor.
Caricaceae(Jacaratia): watery white latex.
Sapindaceae(Allophylus): leaf with sparse teeth.

Diversity: Total: 1 genus, 1 species. Trees: 1 genus, 1 species.



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