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4. Eberhardtia Lecomte, Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. (Paris). 26: 345. 1920.

梭子果属 suo zi guo shu

Trees, evergreen. Leaves alternate; stipules early deciduous leaving distinct scars. Flowers axillary, fascicled, rust colored tomentose. Sepals (2--)4 or 5(or 6), imbricate. Corolla tubular, 5-merous; lobes linear, thick, each with 2 membranous appendages on back. Stamens 5, opposite to corolla lobes; staminodes 5, alternate with petal, thick, longer than stamens, abortive anther sagittate, margins irregularly denticulate. Ovary 5-celled. Style short. Fruit drupaceous with remnant of style at apex, globoid, glabrous or tomentose, 1--5-seeded. Seed scar oblong; endosperm oily.

About three species: Laos, Vietnam; two species in China.

The seeds of all species are rich in oil.

1 Branchlets and petioles densely tomentose; leaf blade base broadly cuneate; stipe of fruit ca. 1 cm, fruit 2.5--3.5 cm   1 Eberhardtia aurata
+ Branchlets and petioles sparsely tomentose; leaf blade base narrowly cuneate; stipe of fruit ca. 1.5 cm, fruit 4--4.5 cm   2 Eberhardtia tonkinensis

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