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11. Sarcosperma J. D. Hooker in Bentham & J. D. Hooker, Gen. Pl. 2: 655. 1876.

肉实树属 rou shi shu shu

Evergreen trees. Leaves opposite, subopposite, or rarely spirally arranged; stipules small and early deciduous with conspicuous scars on petiole, sometimes subpersistent; leaf blade almost leathery. Flowers small, solitary or clustered on axillary racemes or panicles; bracts small, triangular. Sepals 5, rounded, imbricate. Corolla broadly campanulate; lobes 5, ovate. Stamens 5, inserted on corolla tube and opposite lobes; staminodes 5, subulate to triangular, inserted in throat and alternating with corolla lobes. Ovary 1- or 2-locular, glabrous. Style short; stigma 2-lobed. Fruit a drupe, ellipsoid; pericarp very thin and mealy; 1- or 2-seeded. Seed scar small, rounded.

About eight or nine species: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippiness, Vietnam; four species in China.

1 Leaves with slender stipules at top of petiole   1 Sarcosperma kachinense
+ Leaves without stipules.   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade abaxially with glandular pits in axils of most main lateral veins   2 Sarcosperma arboreum
+ Leaves without glandular pits.   (3)
3 (2) Leaf blade lanceolate, (1.5--)2--4(--5.5) cm wide   3 Sarcosperma griffithii
+ Leaf blade obovate to oblanceolate, 3--6 cm wide   4 Sarcosperma laurinum

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