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1. Fatoua Gaudichaud-Beaupré, Voy. Uranie, Bot. 509. 1830.

水蛇麻属 shui she ma shu

Herbs, annual or perennial, without latex; monoecious. Stipules free, lateral, caducous. Leaves alternate, distichous; leaf blade margin toothed. Inflorescences axillary, usually bisexual, cymose, racemose, or spicate, shortly pedunculate, bracteate. Male flowers: calyx campanulate, 4-lobed, valvate; stamens inflexed in bud. Female flowers: sessile; calyx boat-shaped, 4-6-lobed, valvate; ovary free; style lateral; stigma 2-branched, filiform. Fruit free, not fleshy. Achenes small, oblique globose, ± compressed, enclosed by an enlarged calyx. Seed with a membranous coat; endosperm absent; cotyledon wide; embryo incurved.

Two species: Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands; two species in China.

1 Annual herbs; petiole puberulous; leaf blade membranous, base decurrent; style 1-1.5 mm.   1 F. villosa
+ Perennial herbs; petiole hairs spreading; leaf blade papery, base not decurrent; style 2-2.5 mm.   2 F. pilosa

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