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7. Sindora Miquel, Fl. Ned. Ind., Suppl. 1: 287. 1861.

油楠属 you nan shu

Authors: Dezhao Chen, Prof. Dianxiang Zhang & Ding Hou

Trees. Leaves abruptly pinnate; stipules leaflike; leaflets 2-10 pairs, leathery. Flowers bisexual, in terminal panicles or racemes; bracts and bracteoles caducous, ovate. Calyx tube very short, with disk at base; lobes 4, valvate or margin narrowly imbricate, ± with soft bristles. Petal 1, rarely 2. Stamens 10: 9 shortly united into an oblique tube, upper stamen free and reduced to an antherless, slightly short staminode; anthers oblong, dorsifixed, opening lengthwise. Ovary 2-5-ovuled, shortly stalked; style filiform, circinate; stigma small. Legume compressed, usually orbicular or oblong, ± oblique, large, dehiscent, often shortly prickly on surface of valves, rarely without prickles. Seeds 1 or 2, black, shiny, with a large fleshy aril at base.

Between 18 and 20 species: WC Africa (Gabon) and mostly in SE Asia; two species (one endemic, one introduced) in China.

1 Calyx lobes outside with soft bristles; legume with dispersed, hard, straight prickles.   1 S. glabra
+ Calyx lobes without bristles; legume smooth, without prickles.   2 S. tonkinensis

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