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15. Kopsia Blume, Catalogus. 12. 1823.
[nom. cons.]

蕊木属 rui mu shu

Trees or shrubs with white latex. Leaves opposite. Cymes terminal, 3- to many flowered, bracteate; peduncle long or short; bracteoles small or large. Flowers white or rose, 5-merous. Calyx small, deeply divided, without glands. Corolla salverform, tube 2.3-5 cm, narrow, dilated at or below apex; throat without scales, pilose inside; lobes overlapping to right. Stamens inserted above middle of corolla tube; filaments very short; anthers narrowly oblong or ovate, included, free from pistil head, base rounded; disc scales alternate with ovaries. Ovaries 2, distinct; ovules 2 per locule. Style filiform; pistil head thickened, with a short basal collar and apiculate apex. Drupes 1 or 2, ellipsoid, 1- or 2-seeded. Seeds oblong, testa membranous, not comose.

About 20 species: SE Asia, three in China.

1 Flowers many, ± crowded into corymbose, several-branched cymes; peduncle to 14 cm; disc longer than ovary; mature drupes blue-black   1 Kopsia arborea
+ Flowers few, in little-branched, ± monochasial cymes; peduncle up to 1 cm; disc up to as long as ovary; mature drupe orange or red (color not known in K. fruticosa).   (2)
2 (1) Lateral veins of leaf blade more than 20 pairs; corolla white; calyx and ovary glabrous   2 Kopsia hainanensis
+ Lateral veins of leaf blade 10-15 pairs; corolla pink; calyx and ovary pubescent   3 Kopsia fruticosa

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