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5. Carallia Roxburgh, Pl. Coromandel. 3: 8. 1811.

竹节树属 zhu jie shu shu

Barraldeia Thouars; Diatoma Loureiro; Karekandel Wolf; Petalotoma Candolle.

Shrubs or trees. Stipules lanceolate. Leaf blade margin entire or serrate. Inflorescences dichasial cymes. Bracteoles present. Calyx lobes 5-8, deltoid. Petals 5-8, conspicuously clawed. Stamens twice as many as petals, free, persistent, of 2 lengths, shorter ones opposite petals. Disk annular, fleshy. Ovary inferior, 5-8-loculed; ovules 2 per locule; style filiform; stigma discoid, capitate, or obscurely lobed. Fruit pulpy, 1-loculed. Seeds 1(-5), arillate, not viviparous.

About ten species: S and SE Asia, N Australia, Madagascar, New Guinea, Pacific islands: four species (two endemic) in China.

1 Leaf blade margin entire or denticulate to serrulate for 1/3-1/2 its length   (2)
+ Leaf blade margin serrulate   (3)
2 (1) Leaf blade obovate, obovate-oblong, or rarely suborbicular, 5-15 × 2-10 cm; peduncle and branches of inflorescence slender.   1 C. brachiata
+ Leaf blade elliptic to broadly elliptic, 10-17 × 5-9 cm; peduncle and branches of inflorescence thick.   2 C. garciniifolia
3 (1) Petals rose red, twice as many as calyx lobes, in 2 whorls, outer petals larger than inner ones.   3 C. diplopetala
+ Petals white, as many as calyx lobes, in 1 whorl, equal in size.   4 C. pectinifolia

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