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7. STEPHANANDRA Siebold & Zuccarini, Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 3: 739. 1843.

小米空木属 xiao mi kong mu shu

Gu Cuizhi (Ku Tsue-chih); Crinan Alexander

Shrubs deciduous. Branchlets reddish brown when young, terete, slightly pubescent; buds usually 2 or 3 superposed, ovoid, small, with 2–4 scales. Leaves petiolate; stipules acuminate at apex; leaf blade simple, margin serrate, usually lobed. Inflorescence a terminal corymb or panicle, many flowered; bracts small, margin entire. Flowers small, bisexual; pedicel slender. Hypanthium cupular. Sepals 5, persistent in fruit, apex obtuse. Petals 5, white, shorter than sepals. Stamens 10–20, borne on margin of hypanthium; filaments short. Carpel 1; ovules 2, pendulous; style terminal, erect. Follicle obliquely subglobose, crustaceous, dehiscing from base. Seeds 1 or 2, lustrous, globose to ovoid.

About five species: E Asia; two species (one endemic) in China.

1 Leaf blades ovate to ong elliptic-ovate, 5–7 cm, margin usually shallowly lobed; pedicels and hypanthium glabrous.   1 S. chinensis
+ Leaf blades ovate to triangular-ovate, 2–4 cm, margin lobed ca. 1/3 way to midvein; pedicels and hypanthium pubescent.   2 S. incisa

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