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Tylophora R. Br.

娃儿藤属

Description from Flora of China

Henrya Hemsley 1889, not Nees 1844; Henryastrum Happ; Hoyopsis H. Léveillé; Neohenrya Hemsley.

Plants usually perennial lianas, less often herbaceous and/or erect. Inflorescences extra-axillary, rarely terminal, mostly with several cymules born along a simple or branched, often zigzag rachis, less often umbel-like; cymules racemelike or sometimes umbel-like. Calyx with basal glands. Corolla rotate or subrotate, deeply 5-lobed; lobes narrowly overlapping to right to subvalvate, often distinctly veined. Corona lobes usually erect, turgid, adnate to and not exceeding gynostegium, rarely ± spreading, circular. Anthers short, appendages arching over stigma head; pollinia 2 per pollinarium, horizontal, suberect, rarely erect, caudicles ascending or suberect, retinaculum small. Stigma head depressed, flattened or concave, rarely longer than anthers. Follicles oblong-lanceolate or fusiform. Seeds comose.

About 60 species: tropical and subtropical Asia, Africa, and Australia; 35 species in China.

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