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Cladogynos Zipp.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, monoecious; indumentum of white stellate hairs, dense. Leaves alternate; stipules small; leaf blade margin double-dentate; venation palmate. Inflorescence axillary, 1 or 2 together, bisexual, male flowers in terminal cluster, female flowers 1 or 2, proximal on inflorescence. Male flowers: calyx lobes 4, valvate; petals absent; disk absent; stamens 3-5; filaments free, upper part incurved; anthers 2-locular; pistillode columnar, small, glabrous. Female flowers larger than male; sepals 6 or 7, filiform, or somewhat leaflike, imbricate, base contracted; petals absent; disk glands alternating with sepals; ovary 3(or 4)-locular, tomentose; ovules 1 per locule; styles connate at base, upper part 3- or 4-lobed, lobes 2-lobed, filiform, papillose. Fruit a capsule, 3(or 4)-locular, stellate pubescent. Seed subglobose, marbled, smooth; aril or caruncle absent.

One species: tropical SE Asia.

(Authors: Qiu Huaxing (丘华兴 Chiu Hua-hsing, Kiu Hua-shing, Kiu Hua-xing); Michael G. Gilbert)


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