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1. Dichapetalum Du Petit-Thouars, Gen. Nov. Madagasc. 23. 1806.

毒鼠子属 du shu zi shu

Small trees, erect or scandent shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, spirally arranged, often 2-pseudoseriate, entire; stipules 2, deciduous; petiole short. Flowers small, bisexual or rarely unisexual, in axillary cymes. Pedicel articulated at apex. Sepals 5, imbricate, slightly united at base, differing in size, or equal. Petals 5, free, ± spatulate, apex 2-lobed or subentire. Stamens 5, equal. Glands 5, or disk undulate. Ovary superior, 2- or 3-locular; style free or ± connate. Drupe often pubescent, orange or yellow when fresh; exocarp thin, slightly fleshy; endocarp crustaceous. Seed 1.

About 100 species: primarily in tropical and subtropical regions; two species in China.

1 Scandent shrubs or lianas; leaf blade ferruginous villous abaxially, glabrous adaxially, except midrib and lateral veins ferruginous strigose; flower bisexual; petals subspatulate, 2 × length of sepals, apex conspicuous.   1 D. longipetalum
+ Small trees or shrubs; leaf blade glabrous on both surfaces or abaxially pubescent only along midrib and lateral veins; flower unisexual, dioecious; petals broadly spatulate, equaling or only slightly exceeding sepals, apex slightly lobed or subentire.   2 D. gelonioides

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