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4. Orthilia Rafinesque, Autik. Bot. 103. 1840.

单侧花属 dan ce hua shu

Qin Haining (覃海宁); Peter F. Stevens

Actinocyclus Klotzsch (1857), not Ehrenberg (1837, fossil); Ramischia Opiz ex Garcke.

Subshrubs evergreen, herbaceous, small. Leaves spiral or subverticillate at middle of stem, thin. Inflorescence racemose, small; scape small papillose. Flowers 4–15 along one side of raceme, small. Petals not persistent. Anthers lacking tubules. Disk 10-lobed. Stamens 10, erect, projecting; tubes absent. Styles erect, slender; stigmas peltate. Capsule pubescent at margin of valve.

One or two species: circumboreal; two species in China.

1 Leaves broadly ovate, 1.2–2.3 cm, apex obtuse or broadly rounded; inflorescences 4–8-flowered.   1 Orthilia obtusata
+ Leaves oblong-ovate, 2.2–3.7 cm, apex acute; inflorescences 8–15-flowered.   2 Orthilia secunda

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