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92. Geniosporum Wallich ex Bentham, Edward's Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1300. 1830.

网萼木属 wang e mu shu

Plants erect or prostrate herbs, sometimes shrubby. Verticillasters many flowered, widely spaced, in terminal or axillary racemes or panicles; bracts softly bony at base, bright colored. Flowers sometimes pedicellate. Calyx ovoid in flower, suberect or declinate; teeth 5, posterior 1 widest, lateral teeth separate or adnate to posterior tooth forming upper lip; anterior teeth 2, separate or connate, forming lower lip; fruiting calyx tubular, veins elevated, teeth bright colored. Corolla tube campanulate; limb 2-lipped, upper lip short 4-lobed; lower lip longer, declinete, margin entire, ± flat. Stamens 4, declineate, exserted; filaments free, edentate; anthers 1-locellate, flat. Style apex 2-cleft, lobes flat. Nutlets ovoid to oblong, smooth or minutely dotted-reticulate.

About 25 species: Africa, Asia; one species in China.

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