1. Campylospermum Tieghem, J. Bot. (Morot). 16: 35, 40. 1902.
赛金莲木属 sai jin lian mu shu
Meesia Gaertner (1788), not Hedwig (1801), nom. cons. [Musci]; Walkera Schreber (1789), not Walkeria Miller ex Ehret (1764).
Small trees to shrubs. Bark gray to brown. Stipules small, intrapetiolarly united, scalelike, apex 2-lobed, deciduous; leaf blade simple, both surfaces generally glossy, leathery, margin entire or serrate; secondary veins numerous, ± parallel. Inflorescences terminal or axillary. Sepals 5, reddish, completely enclosing floral bud, margins entire, accrescent after flowering, persistent in fruit. Petals 5, yellow or white, contorted. Stamens 10, 1-whorled; filaments very short or absent; anthers sessile or subsessile, dehiscing by pores. Ovary deeply lobed, 5-locular; ovule 1 per locule; style gynobasic, slender; stigma 1, punctiform. Drupelets 1 or 2, sometimes 5, inserted on accrescent and colored receptacle. Seed non-endospermic, embryo curved.
About 65 species: mainly in tropical Africa and Madagascar, a few species in S and SE Asia; two species in China.