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19. Chamaedaphne Moench, Methodus. 457. 1794, nom. cons., not Mitchell (1769).

地桂属 di gui shu

Fang Ruizheng (方瑞征 Fang Rhui-cheng); Peter F. Stevens

Cassandra D. Don.

Shrubs evergreen, lepidote. Stems arching. Leaf blade leathery, margin entire or inconspicuously denticulate. Inflorescences terminal, secund racemes; bracts leaflike. Flowers 5-merous. Corolla urceolate to tubular. Stamens included; filaments straight, subulate, lacking appendages, anthers dehiscing by terminal pores. Ovary superior, with many ovules per locule; stigma truncate. Capsule loculicidal; epicarp 5-valved, separating from 10-valved endocarp. Seeds many, small, wingless.

One species: China, N Japan, Mongolia, Russia (Siberia); NE Europe, North America.

Lower Taxon


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