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8. Anneslea Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 5. 1829.

茶梨属 cha li shu

Mountnorrisia Szyszyłowicz.

Shrubs or trees, evergreen. Leaves alternate but often clustered at apex of branches, petiolate; leaf blade leathery, margin entire or rarely serrate. Flowers bisexual, axillary, several to numerous in a corymb, pedicellate. Bracteoles 2, ± persistent, close to sepals. Sepals 5, imbricate, persistent, enlarged in fruit, leathery, basally connate. Petals 5, imbricate, basally slightly connate. Stamens numerous, inserted in receptacle, in 1 or 2 whorls; filaments distinct; anthers linear, connective exserted. Ovary half inferior, 2- or 3(-5)-loculed with 3-10 ovules per locule, placentation axile; ovules suspended from apical corner of locules; style 1, persistent, apically 2- or 3(-5)-lobed. Fruit globose to ellipsoid, dehiscent, wrapped in persistent enlarged sepals; pericarp woody. Seeds with a fleshy red outer layer; embryo with abundant endosperm.

About three species: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam; one species in China.

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