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Saruma Oliv.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, erect. Roots fragrant. Leaves alternate, cordate. Flowers borne on petiole (strictly terminal), solitary. Perianth biseriate, actinomorphic. Sepals basally connate, adnate to gynoecium and stamens forming calyx cup; lobes 3, ovate. Petals 3, free. Stamens 12 in 2 series; filaments inflated and incurved at apex; anthers functionally introrse (due to curvature). Ovary half-inferior; carpels 6, connate only at base. Fruit follicular, with persistent calyx. Seeds convex on 1 face, transversely rugose, with fleshy funicle.

* One species.


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