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36. COMARUM Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 502. 1753.

沼委陵菜属 zhao wei ling cai shu

Li Chaoluan (Li Chao-luang); Hiroshi Ikeda, Hideaki Ohba

Farinopsis Chrtek & Soják.

Herbs perennial or subshrubs. Flowering stems erect or ascending. Leaves alternate; leaf blade imparipinnate. Flowers bisexual, in cymes. Hypanthium almost flat or slightly saucer-shaped, enlarging in fruit. Sepals 5, persistent; epicalyx segments 5, persistent. Petals 5, red, dark purple, or white. Stamens 15–25; filaments filiform, persistent; anthers compressed globose, dehiscing by marginal slits, base cordate. Fruiting receptacle enlarged, ellipsoid or hemispheric, spongy. Carpels numerous; style lateral, filiform. Achenes glabrous or hairy. x = 7.

About five species: temperate regions of N hemisphere; two species in China.

1 Herbs perennial; leaflets 5–7; petals dark purple, ovate-lanceolate, shorter than sepals, apex acuminate; achenes glabrous.   1 C. palustre
+ Subshrubs; leaflets 7–11; petals white or red, obovate, subequaling sepals, apex rounded; achenes villous.   2 C. salesovianum

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