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Shrub; hairs branched or not.
Leaf: entire, glabrous to hairy.
Flower: corolla narrowly funnel-shaped; stamens included, filaments equal or not.
Fruit: berry, ± dry or not.
250 species: tropical America. (Greek: derivation unknown)
1. Corolla bright red; hairs not minute, ± dense, especially on axes ..... [C. elegans]
1' Corolla yellow- or green-white; hairs minute, sparse
2. Calyx 2–3 mm; fruit white ..... C. nocturnum
2' Calyx 5–7 mm; fruit dark purple-black ..... [C. parqui]
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