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10. Parastyrax W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 12: 231. 1920.

茉莉果属 mo li guo shu

Trees. Winter buds naked. Leaves alternate; stipules absent; leaf blade margin entire or callose-denticulate. Inflorescences in axillary thyrses, usually from near base of branchlets; bracteoles early deciduous. Pedicel very short, jointed. Flowers bisexual. Calyx cup-shaped, adnate to ovary, limb subtruncate. Corolla lobes 5, basally connate, imbricate. Stamens 10--16, included, equal in length or 5 long and 5 short; filaments basally connate into a cylindrical tube, free from corolla tube; anthers oblong. Ovary mostly inferior, 3-locular; ovules numerous per locule. Style elongate, subulate; stigma capitate. Drupes indehiscent, with large lenticels when mature, 1- or 2-locular by abortion, without wings or ribs, with persistent calyx, apex conic, exocarp fleshy. Seeds 4--8.

Two species: SW China, Myanmar; two species in China.

1 Calyx tube ca. 1 mm; stamens 10; filaments connate into a tube for most of their length, free parts shorter than anthers; inflorescences 3--4 cm, 10--20-flowered   1 Parastyrax lacei
+ Calyx tube 2--3 mm; stamens 14--16; filaments only basally connate into a tube, free parts longer than anthers; inflorescences 1--2 cm, 5- or 6-flowered   2 Parastyrax macrophyllus

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