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1. Reaumuria Linnaeus, Syst. Nat., ed. 10. 2: 1069, 1081, 1374. 1759.

红砂属 hong sha shu

Hololachna Ehrenberg.

Subshrubs or shrubs, to 80 cm tall, with numerous zigzag branchlets. Leaves subsessile, scale-like, shortly terete or linear, small, margin entire, often fleshy or leathery, with salt-secreting glands. Flowers solitary on lateral branches or on shortened branchlets, or clustered in lax racemes, hermaphroditic, 5-merous; bracts imbricate, slightly longer or shorter than corolla. Calyx subcampanulate. Petals deciduous or persistent, inside with 2 scale-like appendages in lower half, margin laciniate, serrate, or entire. Stamens 5 to numerous, free or filaments united into 5 fascicles at base, opposite to petals. Ovary orbicular or broadly ellipsoid; styles 2-5. Capsule cartilaginous, 3-5-septicidal; seeds long brown hairy.

Twelve species: N Africa, Asia, S Europe; four species (one endemic) in China.

1 Leaves compressed-flat, shortly petiolate.   4 R. alternifolia
+ Leaves subterete, thick, sessile   (2)
2 (1) Leaves 1-5 mm, shortly terete, scale-like; petals 3-4.5 mm; stamens 7-10; styles 6-8(-12); capsule narrowly ellipsoid.   1 R. soongarica
+ Leaves 4-15 mm, sublinear, terete; petals 5-8 mm; stamens 15 or more, often united into 5 fascicles at base; capsule globose, broadly ellipsoid, or oblong   (3)
3 (2) Bracts enlarged at base, broadly ovate, mucronate; flowers yellow; styles 3; capsule oblong, 3-septicidal   2 R. trigyna
+ Bracts the same shape as leaves, narrowly linear; flowers pink; styles 5; capsule globose or oblong-ovoid, 5-septicidal.   3 R. kaschgarica

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