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36. Himalrandia T. Yamazaki, J. Jap. Bot. 45: 340. 1970.

须弥茜树属 xu mi qian shu shu

Authors: Tao Chen & Charlotte M. Taylor

Shrubs, sometimes late deciduous, often with short shoots, unarmed [sometimes with spinescent short shoots]. Raphides absent. Leaves opposite, often crowded at apices of short shoots, sometimes with domatia; stipules persistent, interpetiolar, triangular. Inflorescences terminal usually on short shoots, 1-flowered, sessile or subsessile, enclosed by stipules or perhaps stipuliform bracts. Flowers bisexual, monomorphic. Calyx limb 5-lobed. Corolla pale green to pale yellow, salverform, hirsute inside tube; lobes 5, convolute in bud. Stamens 5, inserted in corolla throat, partially to fully exserted; filaments short or reduced; anthers apparently dorsifixed. Ovary 2-celled, ovules 2 or 3 in each cell on axile placentas; stigma fusiform, 2-lobed or 2-grooved, exserted. Fruit baccate, indehiscent, globose, apparently fleshy, color unknown, with calyx limb persistent; seeds 1-4, ellipsoid, medium-sized.

About three species: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan; one species (endemic) in China.

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