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6. Nothapodytes Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 248. 1851.

假柴龙树属 jia chai long shu shu

Trees or shrubs. Branchlets usually angular. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite; petiole grooved; leaf blade entire, veins pinnate. Cymes or corymbs terminal, rarely axillary. Flowers usually foetid, bisexual or polygamous, without bracts. Calyx persistent, cupular or campanulate, small, shallowly 5-lobed. Petals 5, loriform, valvate, outside strigose, inside villous, apex reflexed, usually glabrous. Stamens usually free; filaments filiform, usually flat, fleshy, basally slightly dilated; anthers ovoid. Disk leaflike, inside hairy, 5-10-lobed. Ovary hispid, rarely glabrous; style filiform to shortly conical; stigma capitate, truncate, rarely 2-lobed or concave. Drupe ellipsoid, ovoid, or oblong-obovoid, berrylike; mesocarp fleshy; endocarp thin, rugose or smooth. Seeds with copious endosperm.

Seven species: tropical Asia, reaching into temperate regions of China; six species (five endemic) in China.

1 Leaf blade glabrous   (2)
+ Leaf blade ± hairy   (3)
2 (1) Leaf blade apically obtuse or rounded; drupe oblong-ovoid.   1 N. obtusifolia
+ Leaf blade apically acuminate; drupe ellipsoid.   2 N. collina
3 (1) Leaf bases usually equal, blade oblong or oblanceolate; petals 6.3-7.4 mm.   3 N. pittosporoides
+ Leaf bases unequal, blade usually elliptic; petals shorter than 6 mm   (4)
4 (3) Leaf blade 10-20 cm, disk hirsute inside and at margin.   4 N. nimmoniana
+ Leaf blade 3-13 cm, disk glabrous   (5)
5 (4) Leaf blade abaxially densely villous or shortly strigose; drupe ellipsoid.   5 N. tomentosa
+ Leaf blade abaxially glabrescent, or more sparsely, somewhat rigidly strigose; drupe ovoid.   6 N. obscura

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