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3. Cladopus H. Möller, Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg. 16: 115. 1899.

川苔草属 chuan tai cao shu

Lawiella Koidzumi.

Herbs, perennial. Roots flat, cylindric to flattened, branched. Stems arising laterally from root margins, simple. Sterile stem leaves in a rosette, simple or digitate, with 3-9 segments. Fertile stems to 1 cm tall; leaves densely imbricate, digitate. Flowers solitary, terminal, zygomorphic, pedicellate, enclosed in spathella before anthesis; spathella ovoid, apex nipple-shaped, usually irregularly dehiscent, sometimes by a lateral slit. Tepals 2, at both sides of filament base, narrowly triangular to linear, membranous. Stamen 1, rarely 2, filament curved, anther basifixed, 2-loculed. Ovary 2-loculed. Stigmas 2. Capsule smooth, 2-valved; largest valve persistent.

Five species: E and SE Asia; two species (one endemic) in China.

1 Flowering stem 5-6 mm tall; stigmas linear.   1 C. nymanii
+ Flowering stem 3-4 mm tall; stigmas rhombic.   2 C. chinensis

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