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5. Chukrasia A. Jussieu, Bull. Sci. Nat. Géol. 23: 239. 1830.

麻楝属 ma lian shu

Authors: Hua Peng & David J. Mabberley

Trees, deciduous. Leaves in spirals, usually even-pinnate or sometimes odd-pinnate; leaflets usually alternate; leaflet blades with margin entire. Thyrses axillary to subterminal. Flowers bisexual, oblong. Calyx short, 4- or 5-lobed. Petals 4 or 5, distinct, contorted. Staminal tube cylindric, slightly shorter than petals, apical margin entire or 10-crenate, lobes each bearing one anther; anthers exserted. Disk absent to narrowly cushion-shaped. Ovary 3-5-locular, with numerous ovules per locule; style thick; stigma capitate. Fruit a septicidal capsule, 3-5-locular, with 60-100 seeds per locule. Seeds flat, terminally winged; endosperm present; cotyledons leaflike, round; radicle exserted.

One species: tropical and subtropical Asia.

Lower Taxon


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