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5. Microcos Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 514. 1753.

破布叶属 po bu ye shu

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, shortly petiolate; leaf blade ovate, oblong, or lanceolate, leathery, basal veins 3, margin entire or lobed in distal 1/2. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, cymose paniculate. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, free. Petals 5 or rarely absent, glandular at base adaxially. Stamens many, free, borne distally on androgynophore. Ovary superior, usually 3-loculed; ovules 4-7 per locule; style simple; stigma subulate, usually not lobed. Fruit a drupe, globose, obovoid, or pyriform, not furrowed, without drupelets.

About 60 species: primarily in Africa, Asia; three species in China.

1 Mature leaf blade tomentose abaxially, apex acute.   3 M. stauntoniana
+ Mature leaf blade glabrescent or nearly so abaxially, apex acuminate   (2)
2 (1) Ovary glabrous; leaf blade ovate-oblong; sepals 5-7 mm.   1 M. paniculata
+ Ovary densely villous; leaf blade oblong or lanceolate; sepals 8-10 mm.   2 M. chungii

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