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39. Rochelia Reichenbach, Flora. 7: 243. 1824.

孪果鹤虱属 luan guo he shi shu

Herbs annual. Stems branched or simple, slender, hispid. Leaves alternate, 1-veined. Cymes scorpioid; bracts ± opposite flowers. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx 5-parted to base; lobes linear to lanceolate, somewhat enlarged in fruit, apex usually incurved, rarely straight. Corolla funnelform, light blue; tube straight or slightly curved; throat appendaged; limb 5-parted. Stamens inserted at lower part of corolla tube, included; filaments short; anthers oblong, apex with somewhat prominent connectives. Ovary divided; ovules 2. Style entire; stigma capitate. Gynobase subulate. Nutlets 2, each containing 1 seed, tuberculate, with glochids or glabrous; attachment scar near base.

About 15 species: C and SW Asia, Australia, Europe; five species in China.

1 Calyx lobes triangular, cordate basally   5 Rochelia cardiosepala
+ Calyx lobes not triangular, not cordate basally.   (2)
2 (1) Calyx united above base   4 Rochelia peduncularis
+ Calyx completely divided.   (3)
3 (2) Calyx lobes straight, with protruding midvein   3 Rochelia rectipes
+ Calyx lobes arciform, curved around nutlets, midvein not protruding.   (4)
4 (3) Nutlets glabrous, lustrous   2 Rochelia leiocarpa
+ Nutlets tuberculate, densely stellate   1 Rochelia bungei

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