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Duranta Linn.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs. Leaves opposite or whorled, simple, margin entire or serrate-dentate. Inflorescences axillary or terminal racemes; bracts small. Calyx 5-veined, 5-dentate, persistent. Corolla 2-lipped, lower lip 3-lobed and largest, upper lip 2-lobed. Stamens 4, short, inserted above middle of cylindric corolla tube, obscurely didynamous. Ovary 8-locular; ovules 1 per locule, pendulous. Style club-shaped; stigma nearly oblique. Drupes equaling or shorter than calyx, with 2-seeded pyrenes.

About 30 species: tropical America, one species introduced to China and sometimes naturalized.

中心区 Central Area, 分类区 Classified Area, 药用植物园 Medicinal Plants Area, 木本花卉区 Woody Accrescent Area, 标本园 Specimens Garden, 引种苗圃 Introducing Plants Nursery

Lower Taxon


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