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54. Strophioblachia Boerlage, Handl. Fl. Ned. Ind. 3(1): 235. 1900.

宿萼木属 su e mu shu

Authors: Bingtao Li & Michael G. Gilbert

Shrubs, monoecious; indumentum mostly of simple hairs. Leaves alternate; stipules persistent; petiole present; leaf blade simple, entire; venation pinnate. Inflorescence terminal, cymose. Male flowers: sepals 4 or 5, imbricate; petals 5, white, as long as sepals, serrulate; disk glands 5, opposite sepals; stamens ca. 30; filaments free; anthers 2-celled, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode absent. Female flowers: sepals 5, accrescent, margins and sometimes back with gland-tipped hairs; petals absent; disk urceolate, entire; ovary 3-locular; ovules 1 per locule; styles 3, connate at base, bipartite. Capsules glabrous, with persistent sepals. Seeds carunculate; cotyledon broad and flat.

Two species: SE Asia; two species in China.

Strophioblachia is very easily recognized by the conspicuously glandular-fimbriate female sepals.

1 Leaf blade glabrous on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate to rounded.   1 S. fimbricalyx
+ Leaf blade pubescent on veins when young, base cordate, rarely truncate.   2 S. glandulosa

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