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30. Gongronema (Endlicher) Decaisne in A. de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 624. 1844.

纤冠藤属 qian guan teng shu

Lianas woody. Cymes extra-axillary, umbel-like or racemelike. Calyx with or without 5 basal glands. Corolla urceolate to campanulate, rarely rotate; lobes 5, twisted to right or subvalvate. Corona lobes 5, scalelike, inserted at base of gynostegium. Filaments connate into a tube; anthers erect, membranous apical appendages as long as or slightly longer than stigma head; pollinia 2 per pollinarium, ovoid-oblong or oblong, erect. Styles short; stigma head vertically conical or convex. Follicles oblong-lanceolate.

About 16 species: Africa, tropical and subtropical Asia, Oceania; two species in China.

1 Stems glabrous; cymes laxly branched, mostly with (2 or) 3 main branches; bracteoles subtending pedicels few, minute, linear, ca. 1 mm   1 Gongronema napalense
+ Stems pubescent or puberulent; cymes umbel-like or short racemelike, unbranched; bracteoles subtending pedicels many, 10-13 mm   2 Gongronema multibracteolatum

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