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2. Opilia Roxburgh, Pl. Coromandel. 2: 31. 1802.

山柚子属 shan you zi shu

Lianas or shrubs. Racemes axillary, tomentose; bracts peltate, densely imbricate, margin short ciliate, caducous. Flowers bisexual, 3 per bract. Tepals (4 or)5, free, recurved. Disk (4 or)5-lobed; lobes thick, fleshy, alternate with tepals. Ovary cylindric to ellipsoid. Stigma sessile. Drupe puberulent; mesocarp fleshy; endocarp thin, woody; embryo with 3 cotyledons.

Two species: tropical Africa and Asia, NE Australia; one species in China.

Lower Taxon


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