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Rhoipteleaceae Handel-Mazzetti

马尾树科 ma wei shu ke

Authors: Liguo Fu, Yiqun Xin & Bruce Bartholomew

Trees, deciduous. Young branches densely covered with resinous glands and pubescence. Winter buds naked, shortly stalked. Stipules caducous. Leaves alternate, odd-pinnately compound; leaflets alternate, sessile, margin serrate. Inflorescences polygamous, axillary in distal leaves, paniculiform, fascicled from many spikes; flower clusters alternate, usually a simple dichasium with bisexual flower in middle and sterile female flowers laterally. Flowers actinomorphic. Tepals 4, free. Bisexual flowers: stamens 6; filament slender, erect; anther with little glands, apically slightly foveolate, longitudinally dehiscent; connective very narrow; pistil 1; ovary superior, covered with glands, 2-loculed but only 1 developing, with 1 campylotropous ovule; stigmas free. Female flowers: sterile; pistil small; staminodes absent. Nutlets developed only from bisexual flowers, slightly compressed, with persistent tepals at base and persistent stigma at apex; exocarp papery; wings 2. Seeds without endosperm; embryo erect.

One species: China, Vietnam.

Kuang Kozen & Fu Likuo. 1998. Rhoipteleaceae. In: Chun Woonyong & Huang Chengchiu, eds., Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 22: 414–416.

Lower Taxon


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