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8. Indofevillea Chatterjee, Nature. 158: 345. 1946.

藏瓜属 zang gua shu

Authors: Anmin Lu & Charles Jeffrey

Woody climbers, large. Stem angular-sulcate. Leaves petiolate; leaf blade ovate, cordate, entire, pedately veined at base. Tendrils 2-fid. Plants dioecious. Male flowers in panicle; rachis elongate; pedicels short; bracts linear, apex acuminate; calyx segments 5, 3- or 4-veined, acute; corolla segments 5, shorter than calyx segments, 3-5-veined; stamens 5, 4 in pairs, 1 free; filaments very short; anthers reniform, 1-celled, pubescent; staminodes and rudimentary ovary absent. Fruit oblong, indehiscent, in clusters of 3-6 on a very long peduncle, with a thick woody rind. Seeds many, large, ovate, compressed, faintly margined.

One species: SW China, NE India.

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