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Discocleidion (Muell.-Arg.) Pax et K. Ho


Description from Flora of China

Cleidion sect. Discocleidion Müller Argoviensis, Flora 47: 481. 1864.

Small trees or shrubs; indumentum of simple hairs. Leaves alternate; stipules small, deciduous; petiole long; leaf blade margin dentate, base with 1 or 2 pairs of glands, stipellate; palmate veins 3 or 4(or 5). Plants dioecious. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, branched or unbranched; bracts small. Male flowers fascicled; sepals 3-5, valvate; petals absent; disk glands small; stamens 25-60; filaments free; anthers basifixed, 4-locellate, nearly 2-lobed; pistillode absent. Female flowers 1 or 2 per bract; calyx lobes 5, valvate; disk annular, crenulate; ovary 3-locular; styles 3, almost free, 2-lobed, papillose; ovule 1. Capsule 3-locular. Seeds ovoid, verrucate.

Two species: China, Japan (Ryukyu Islands); two species (one endemic) in China.

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

Lower Taxon


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