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15. Stilbanthus J. D. Hooker, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 13: 67. 1879.

巨苋藤属 ju xian teng shu

Description from Flora of China

Climbers large, woody, with pendulous branches. Leaves opposite. Spikes terminal or axillary from uppermost nodes, often panicled, on pendulous peduncles; midvein of bracteoles flexible, mucronate. Tepals 5, rigid. Stamens 5; filaments shortly connate at base, alternating with pseudostaminodes, pseudostaminodes oblong, long fimbriate; anthers 2-loculed. Ovary oblong, compressed; style slender; stigma minute. Fruit oblong, 1-seeded, indehiscent.

One species: Asia.


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