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Phlojodicarpus Turcz.


Description from Flora of China

Ferulopsis Kitagawa.

Herbs, perennial. Caudex stout, woody, digitally branched. Stem angled, fluted, base usually clothed in fibrous remnant sheaths. Basal leaves numerous, sheaths scarious-margined; blade 2–3-pinnatisect; ultimate segments narrow. Umbels compound, terminal; bracts and bracteoles several to numerous, sometimes deciduous. Calyx teeth lanceolate or linear. Petals white to purplish tinged, obovate, emarginate, base clawed, apex narrow, inflexed. Stylopodium low-conic; styles erect when young, reflexed in fruit. Fruit oblong or ellipsoid, strongly dorsally compressed; dorsal ribs rounded, very prominent, lateral ribs broadly corky-winged; pericarp thickened and corky; vittae 1 in each furrow, 2 on commissure (Chinese species), sometimes obsolete. Seed face plane. Carpophore 2-cleft to base.

Two to four species: China, Korea, Mongolia, Russia; two species in China.

(Authors: She Menglan (佘孟兰 Sheh Meng-lan); Mark F. Watson)

Lower Taxa


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