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15. Diervillaceae

锦带花科 jin dai hua ke

Authors: Qiner Yang, Fred R. Barrie & Charles D. Bell

Shrubs, deciduous. Winter buds with several scales. Leaves opposite, simple, margins serrate, estipulate. Inflorescence apical, axillary, or on short lateral shoots, cymose, flowers 2-6, or flowers solitary. Calyx tube narrowly cylindric; limb 5-lobed, incised to middle or base. Corolla 5-lobed, irregular or subregular; tube longer than limb. Stamens 5, inserted at middle of corolla tube; anthers included to exserted. Ovary inferior, with a globose gland on one side of upper part, 2-loculed; ovules numerous; style 1, slender, exserted; stigma capitate. Fruit a 2-valved dehiscent capsule; seeds numerous, small.

Two genera and ca. 15 species: E Asia and NE North America; one genus and two species in China.

Hu Jia-qi. 1988. Weigela. In: Hsu Ping-sheng, ed., Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 72: 131-134.

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