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16. Ochrosia Jussieu, Gen. Pl. 144. 1789.

玫瑰树属 mei gui shu shu

Trees with latex. Branches stout. Leaves in whorls of 3-5, rarely opposite; lateral veins numerous, subparallel, almost at a right angle to midvein. Cymes subterminal, pedunculate. Calyx deeply divided, usually without glands. Corolla salverform; tube slightly dilated above middle, to 1 cm, throat without scales; lobes overlapping to right. Stamens inserted in widening of corolla tube; anthers free from pistil head, narrowly oblong, rounded at base; disc absent. Ovaries 2, free or basally connate; ovules 2-6, biseriate on each side of a prominent placenta. Style filiform; pistil head shortly 2-cleft at apex. Drupes 1 or 2, smooth; endocarp thick, hard. Seeds 2-4 per locule, flat, not comose; endosperm none; cotyledons large, flat.

About 25 species: Malaysia, W Pacific Islands; three species cultivated in China.

1 Sepals minutely ciliate; leaf apex usually rounded   1 Ochrosia borbonica
+ Sepals mostly not ciliate; leaf apex abruptly acuminate or obtuse.   (2)
2 (1) Corolla tube longer than lobes; leaves narrowly obovate to broadly elliptic   2 Ochrosia elliptica
+ Corolla tube as long as lobes; leaves elliptic   3 Ochrosia coccinea

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