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7. Floscopa Loureiro, Fl. Cochinch. 1: 189, 192. 1790.

聚花草属 ju hua cao shu

Herbs perennial. Rhizomes long. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences solitary or several, terminal or axillary in axils of apical leaves, each a broomlike panicle of numerous cincinni; bracts often small. Flowers actinomorphic. Sepals free, shallowly to strongly boat-shaped, leathery, persistent. Petals free, blue or purple, sometimes white, obovate, clawed. Fertile stamens 3 or 6, equal; filaments glabrous; anther locules connate, slightly divergent proximally, ellipsoid, longitudinally dehiscent. Ovary 2-loculed; ovules 1 per locule. Capsule 2-valved, slightly flattened, 1-grooved on each side. Seeds 1 per valve, hemispheric, reticulate or striate; hilum linear.

About 20 species: pantropical; two species (one endemic) in China.

1 Panicles several, densely long glandular, peduncle nearly absent; fertile stamens 6; seeds gray-blue, semiellipsoid, shallowly radiate striate; leaves sessile   1 Floscopa scandens
+ Panicle solitary, puberulent, peduncle 4--5 cm; fertile stamens 3; seeds gray-brown, hemispheric, reticulate; leaves with petiole 1--1.5 cm   2 Floscopa yunnanensis

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