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Rhoipteleaceae Handel-Mazzetti


Description from Flora of China

Trees, deciduous. Young branches densely covered with resinous glands and pubescence. Winter buds naked, shortly stalked. Stipules caducous. Leaves alternate, odd-pinnately compound; leaflets alternate, sessile, margin serrate. Inflorescences polygamous, axillary in distal leaves, paniculiform, fascicled from many spikes; flower clusters alternate, usually a simple dichasium with bisexual flower in middle and sterile female flowers laterally. Flowers actinomorphic. Tepals 4, free. Bisexual flowers: stamens 6; filament slender, erect; anther with little glands, apically slightly foveolate, longitudinally dehiscent; connective very narrow; pistil 1; ovary superior, covered with glands, 2-loculed but only 1 developing, with 1 campylotropous ovule; stigmas free. Female flowers: sterile; pistil small; staminodes absent. Nutlets developed only from bisexual flowers, slightly compressed, with persistent tepals at base and persistent stigma at apex; exocarp papery; wings 2. Seeds without endosperm; embryo erect.

One species: China, Vietnam.

(Authors: Fu Liguo (傅立国 Fu Li-kuo) , Xin Yiqun (辛益群) ; Bruce Bartholomew)

  • Fu Liguo -- Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan, Beijing 100093, People’s Republic of China.
  • Xin Yiqun -- Department of Biology, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250100, People’s Republic of China.
  • Bruce Bartholomew -- Botany Department, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California 94118-4599, U.S.A.

    Kuang Kozen & Fu Likuo. 1998. Rhoipteleaceae. In: Chun Woonyong & Huang Chengchiu, eds., Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 22: 414–416.

  • Lower Taxon


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