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9. DICHOTOMANTHES Kurz, J. Bot. 11: 194. 1873.

牛筋条属 niu jin tiao shu

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, simple, venation camptodromous, margin entire, rarely serrate; stipules caducous, small; petiole short. Inflorescences terminal, compound-corymbose, many flowered; bracts usually caducous. Hypanthium campanulate. Calyx fleshy and enlarged in fruit, with 2 bracteoles basally; sepals 5, white, suborbicular or obovate. Stamens (15–)20; filaments alternately shorter; anthers didymous. Carpel 1, inserted at base of hypanthium; ovary superior, 1-loculed; style subterminal to lateral; stigma discoid, margin irregular; ovules 2, collateral, erect. Fruit dry, usually exserted from fleshy hypanthium, sepals persistent and erect; carpel leathery, 1-seeded; seeds compressed; cotyledons plano-convex.

One species.

(Authors: Lu Lingdi (Lu Ling-ti); Stephen A. Spongberg)


 

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