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24. Rollinia A. Saint-Hilaire, Fl. Bras. Merid. ed folio, 1: 23; ed. quarto, 1: 28. 1824.

娄林果属 lou lin guo shu

Authors: Bingtao Li & Michael G. Gilbert

Trees or shrubs, indument of simple or rarely stellate hairs. Inflorescences few flowered or rarely 1-flowered. Sepals 3, small, valvate, free or rarely connate at base into a cup. Petals 6, in 2 whorls, with each whorl valvate, connate at base; outer petals outside with a spur or wing; inner petals minute. Stamens many; connectives disklike, apex dilated. Carpels many; ovule 1 per carpel, basal. Fruit syncarpous, globose to ovoid. Seeds many per syncarp, usually dark brown to almost black, flat, embedded in edible pulp.

About 42 species: Central America, tropical South America; one species (introduced) in China.

Rainer (Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B, 108: 191-205. 2007) transferred all species of Rollinia to Annona, mainly on the basis of preliminary molecular data that nested the two species of Rollinia investigated within Annona.

Lower Taxon


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