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5. Rhamnoneuron Gilg in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(6a): 245. 1894.

鼠皮树属 shu pi shu shu

Authors: Yinzheng Wang & Michael G. Gilbert

Shrubs. Leaves alternate, leaf blade ± leathery, densely and prominently pinnately veined. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, paniculate, consisting of many few flowered involucrate heads; bracts white. Flowers bisexual, sessile, 4-merous. Calyx tube white or red, cylindric, usually saccate, exterior sericeous. Petaloid appendages absent. Stamens twice as many as calyx lobes, in two series; filaments very short or absent. Disk cup-shaped, membranous, margin ± undulate. Ovary completely pilose, 1-loculed; style short; stigma capitate. Fruit pilose abaxially. enclosed by persistent calyx. Seed fusiform to linear; testa crustaceous, cotyledons succulent.

Two species: China, Vietnam; one species in China.

Halda (Genus Daphne, 100. 2001) included Rhamnoneuron within his very broad concept of Daphne. This view is not accepted here.

Lower Taxon


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