Type species: Haenianthus incrassatus Griseb. (basionym: Chionanthus incrassata Sw.)
Distribution: C America (West Indies)
Number of species: 3
Description (from Grisebach 1861): Trees glabrous, but bearing scattered minute scales on the branches and foliage. Leaves simple, quite entire, petioled. Panicle terminal, trichotomous; pedicels ternate, thickish. Calyx 4-fid. Corolla 4-partite, segments subcylindrical-clavate, induplicative at the base. Anthers 2, ovoid, laterally dehiscent, subsessile within the corolla tube. Stigma thick, subsessile. Drupe 1-seeded by abortion, endocarp chartaceous. Albumen cartilaginous.
Maintained by Eva Wallander | Last updated: 2007-02-20