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4. Anisadenia Wallich ex C. F. W. Meissner, Pl. Vasc. Gen. 2: 96. 1838.

异腺草属 yi xian cao shu

Herbs, perennial. Stipules subulate, asymmetric, veins adaxially slightly elevated. Leaves alternate, simple; leaf blade leathery or papery, margin entire or serrate. Inflorescences terminal, spikelike racemes; bracts 2, subulate. Flowers bisexual, regular. Sepals 5; outer 3 sepals with spreading gland-tipped bristles; inner 2 sepals glandular. Petals 5, convolute, fugacious, clawed. Stamens 5, hypogynous; filaments basally connate; staminodes 5, alternating with stamens; glands usually 3 with 1 larger, adnate to staminal tube. Ovary 3-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3. Capsule 1-seeded, surrounded by persistent sepals. Seed oblong; embryo green; cotyledons plano-convex.

Two species: Bhutan, China, NE India, N Myanmar, Nepal, N Thailand; two species in China.

1 Stem pubescent; leaves scattered along stem but more concentrated and larger basally; leaf blade adaxially pilose; flowers ca. 12 mm in diam   1 A. pubescens
+ Stem glabrous; leaves clustered apically on stem with none along stem; leaf blade adaxially glabrous; flowers 6-8 mm in diam..   2 A. saxatilis

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