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Wenchengia C. Y. Wu et S. Chow


Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs. Stems terete, solid. Leaves alternate, long petiolate. Racemes with spirally arranged flowers. Receptacle disciform, beaked at middle. Calyx funnelform, 19-veined, 5-toothed. Corolla obliquely tubular-campanulate, 2-lipped, upper lip 2-lobed, lower lip 3-lobed. Disc absent. Stamens 4, posterior 2 longest; anther cells 2, divaricate. Ovary apex shallowly 4-lobed, ovules anatropous; style subterminal. Nutlets 4, lower 2 sometimes undeveloped, obovoid, dorsiventrally flattened, with special pore of funicle bundle; exocarp thin, longitudinally 5-ribbed. Embryos erect, radicle directed downward, cotyledons fleshy.

A monotypic genus: endemic to China.

Lower Taxon


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