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Leea Linn.


Description from Flora of China

Nalagu Adanson.

Erect shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, 1-4-pinnate, rarely simple or 3-foliolate. Inflorescences compound dichasial or umbelliform. Flowers 4- or 5-merous, bisexual. Lower part of petals adnate to staminodial tube on disk. Apex of staminodial tube 5-lobed, connate to each other by thinner tissue to form sinuses; apex of lobes retuse or 2-lobed, retusely apiculate to bifid. Filaments flattened, light brown, alternating with staminodial lobes, curved inward; anthers inverted and packed within staminodial tube in bud; filaments straight and anthers long-exserted in open flower. Disk deeply cupulate. Ovary discoid, 4-6(-10)-locular; ovule 1 per locule; style short; stigma slightly thickened. Berry depressed-subglobose, 4-6(-10)-seeded. Endosperm ruminate.

Geographic distribution is the same as that of the family.

Lower Taxon


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