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15. Leucothoe D. Don, Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 159. 1834.

木藜芦属 mu li lu shu

Fang Ruizheng (方瑞征 Fang Rhui-cheng); Peter F. Stevens

Shrubs evergreen. Leaves petiolate, serrulate or subentire. Inflorescences axillary, racemose, glabrous. Flowers 5-merous. Calyx lobes short. Corolla white, suburceolate to tubular; lobes recurved, short. Stamens much shorter than corolla tube; filaments straight, flattened; anthers oblong, thecae separate above, each opening by a terminal pore and with a slender awn. Ovary superior, glabrous, with many ovules per locule. Stigma capitate, 5-lobed. Capsule loculicidal, depressed globose. Seeds flattened, angled; testa smooth, shiny, reticulate.

Six species: E Asia, North America (SE United States); two species in China.

1 Leaf base broadly cuneate, margin subentire, inconspicuously denticulate near apex; inflorescences 4–6 cm.   1 Leucothoë griffithiana
+ Leaf base obtuse-rounded, margin denticulate; inflorescences 3–5 cm.   2 Leucothoë tonkinensis

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