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2. Schizocapsa Hance, J. Bot. 19: 292. 1881.

裂果薯属 lie guo shu shu

Rhizomes subcylindric, short, thick. Leaf blade entire, pinnately veined, base elongate, stomatal apparatus mostly anomocytic. Inflorescence with 4 involucral bracts. Perianth campanulate, 6-lobed; lobes variable in size, soon deciduous. Ovary 1-loculed; placentas 3, parietal. Fruit a capsule. Seeds oblong, irregularly oblong, ovoid, or semilunar.

Two species: China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam; two species (one endemic) in China.


1 Capsule valves splitting to base; inner perianth lobes slightly shorter and wider than outer ones   1 Schizocapsa plantaginea
+ Capsule valves splitting to middle; inner perianth lobes ca. 1/2 as long as outer ones   2 Schizocapsa guangxiensis

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