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10. Sinobaijiania C. Jeffrey & W. J. de Wilde, Bot. Zhurn. 91: 769. 2006.

白兼果属 bai jian guo shu

Authors: Anmin Lu & Charles Jeffrey

Herbs, perennial, scandent. Root spheroid, enlarged. Stem and branches sulcate and angular, without verrucose glands, sparsely puberulent. Leaf blade ovate-cordate or triangular-cordate, membranous, abaxially hispid on veins, adaxially strigose-punctate, margin entire or 2- or 3-lobed. Male inflorescence racemose, 5-8-flowered, bracteate; calyx segments triangular-ovate, valvate, sparsely pilose; corolla oblong or ovate; stamens 5; anthers curved. Female flowers 1-3, ovoid or cylindric; ovules numerous, horizontal. Fruit subglobose or cylindric. Seeds ovate or ovate-oblong, apex truncate or obtuse, unwinged. 2n = 32.

Four species: S China, Laos, Thailand; three species (two endemic) in China.

One of us (Lu) does not recognize "micro-genera" such as this; however, for the purposes of this Flora, the treatment by the co-author (Jeffrey) is followed.

1 Leaves 3-5-parted; fruit subglobose.   3 S. taiwaniana
+ Leaves entire, undulate, crenate, or lobed; fruit cylindric   (2)
2 (1) Leaves entire, undulate; seeds triangular-ovate, apex obtuse and apiculate.   1 S. decipiens
+ Leaves crenate or lobed; seeds ovate, apex broadly truncate.   2 S. yunnanensis

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