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10. Phyllodoce Salisbury in Hooker, Parad. Lond. t. 36. 1806.

松毛翠属 song mao cui shu

Yang Hanbi (杨汉碧 Yang Han-pi); David F. Chamberlain

Shrubs evergreen, small. Leaves alternate or decussate; leaf blade linear, margin serrulate. Inflorescence terminal, umbellate, 2–15-flowered, bracteate. Calyx small, 5-parted, persistent. Corolla urceolate, 5-toothed. Stamens (8–)10(–12), included; anthers dehiscing by pores. Style slender. Capsule globose, 5-locular, loculicidal. Seeds ovoid, lustrous.

About seven species: widespread N temperate regions; two species (one endemic) in China.

1 Calyx lobes strongly deflexed in flower; style longer than corolla tube, nearly as long as whole corolla; leaf blade ca. 10 × 1 mm; pedicels geniculate above middle.   1 Phyllodoce deflexa
+ Calyx lobes not deflexed in flower; style slightly shorter than corolla tube; leaf blade (5–)7(–10) × ca. 1.2 mm; pedicels somewhat recurved.   2 Phyllodoce caerulea

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