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44. Sindechites Oliver, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 18: t. 1772. 1888.

毛药藤属 mao yao teng shu

Lianas woody, with milky latex. Leaves opposite, veins parallel or nearly so. Cymes paniculate or corymbose, terminal and axillary, few to many flowered. Flowers small. Calyx glandular inside. Corolla white, salverform, dilated at throat or middle of tube; lobes shorter than tube, overlapping to right. Stamens inserted above middle of corolla tube, included; filaments short; anthers sagittate, connivent, adherent to pistil head, connective usually pilose at apex, cells spurred at base; disc large, fleshy, entire or 5-lobed, shorter than or as long as ovary. Ovaries 2, distinct, usually dense pubescent on distal part; ovules numerous. Style long; pistil head club-shaped, apex 2-cleft. Follicles 2, narrowly cylindric, slightly torulose, slender. Seeds comose apically.

Two species: Laos, Thailand; both in China.

1 Lateral leaf veins 15-25 pairs; stamens inserted near corolla throat; corolla tube 5-8 mm; ovary densely pubescent; disc shorter than ovary   1 Sindechites henryi
+ Lateral leaf veins 4-6 pairs; stamens inserted at middle of corolla tube; corolla tube 9-15 mm; ovary glabrous; disc as long as ovary   2 Sindechites chinensis

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