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16. Craibiodendron W. W. Smith, Rec. Bot. Surv. India. 4: 276. 1911.

假木荷属 jia mu he shu

Fang Ruizheng (方瑞征 Fang Rhui-cheng); Peter F. Stevens

Shrubs or trees, evergreen. Twigs glabrous. Buds often superimposed, with 2–4 imbricate scales. Leaf petiole often reddish when young; leaf blade leathery, margin entire. Inflorescences axillary, paniculate or racemose. Pedicel short. Flowers small, 5-merous. Corolla campanulate or urceolate to tubular. Stamens much shorter than corolla; filaments geniculate, swollen near base, lacking appendages; anthers ± ovoid, dehiscing by introrse-terminal elliptic pores. Ovary superior, with many ovules per locule. Capsule depressed-globose, thick-walled, loculicidal. Seeds large; testa unilaterally winged.

Five species: Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam; four species in China.

Craibiodendron forrestii W. W. Smith (Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 5: 160. 1912), described from W Yunnan (Nujiang valley), is a species of Quercus.

1 Corolla urceolate to tubular, abaxially glabrous; inflorescence raceme- or paniclelike, branches with up to 6 flowers.   (2)
+ Corolla campanulate, abaxially glabrous to densely pubescent; inflorescence usually paniclelike, branches with 6–30 flowers.   (3)
2 (1) Leaf apex abruptly acute to shortly acuminate, rarely retuse; inflorescence racemelike; capsule 1.7–2.5 cm in diam.   1 Craibiodendron scleranthum var. kwangtungense
+ Leaf apex long acuminate; inflorescence paniclelike; capsule 8–9 mm in diam.   4 Craibiodendron yunnanense
3 (1) Leaf apex rounded to retuse.   2 Craibiodendron stellatum
+ Leaf apex long acuminate to acuminate, rarely acute.   3 Craibiodendron henryi

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