Sepals 4, or rarely more, colored, the valvate margins turned inward in the bud.
Corolla 4-parted, rarely 3-parted, wheel-shaped, valvate in the bud.
To Santalaceæ they approach in processes, valvate corolla, and placentation, also to Loranthaceæ.
Reduplicate (in stivation), valvate with the margins turned outwards, 97.
Corolla little longer than the calyx, somewhat funnel-form, 5-lobed, valvate in the bud.
Calyx of the sterile flowers 4-parted and valvate in bud; of the fertile, 3–5-parted.
Corolla tubular-funnel-form, 5-lobed at the summit, valvate in bud.
Calyx 5-parted, valvate in the staminate flowers, imbricate in the pistillate.
Cones globular, with peltate, valvate scales, firmly closed till ripe; the scales thick and pointed at the center.
From Uvaria the Cananga differs in its valvate petals, and from Unona in the arrangement of the seeds in two rows.
valvate val·vate (vāl'vāt')
Having valves or valvelike parts.