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30. Naravelia Adanson, Fam. Pl. 2: 460, 581. 1763.
[nom. et orth. cons.]

锡兰莲属 xi lan lian shu

Fu Dezhi; Orbélia R. Robinson

Vines woody. Stem terete. Leaves pinnately compound, margin entire, apex obtuse; basal 2 leaflets developed normally, apical 3 leaflets developed into tendrils. Inflorescences paniculate, terminal or axillary; bractlets 2. Pedicel 1--1.5 cm, basally pilose. Flowers spreading. Sepals 4. Petals 8--12, narrow, linear to clavate. Stamens numerous. Pistils hairy; ovule 1 per ovary, pendulous. Styles persistent, plumose. Achenes slender, shortly stipitate.

About nine species: S and SE Asia; two species (one endemic) in China.

1 Lateral leaflets broadly ovate to subrounded; petal limbs orbicular   1 N. pilulifera
+ Lateral leaflets usually cordate; petals clavate to spatulate   2 N. zeylanica

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