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2. Silvianthus J. D. Hooker, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 11: 36. 1868.

蜘蛛花属 zhi zhu hua shu

Quiducia Gagnepain.

Shrubs or subshrubs; stems hollow. Leaf margin shallowly dentate. Inflorescence a cyme, usually axillary, many flowered, dense, compact, headlike, shortly pedunculate or sessile. Flowers heterostylous. Corolla broadly funnelform, (4 or)5-lobed; lobes induplicate-valvate. Anthers dorsifixed near base, oblong; pollen grains 3-colpate. Disk ridged. Ovary with placentas at middle of septum; style prolonged; stigma oblong-fusiform. Fruit a 5-valved, slightly fleshy capsule. Seeds ovoid-oblong, slightly curved; testa spongy, longitudinally striate.

Two species: China, NE India, Laos, Myanmar, N Thailand, N Vietnam; two species in China.

1 Calyx lobes relatively large, oblong to spatulate; corolla white; leaf blade drying membranous.   1 S. bracteatus
+ Calyx lobes relatively smaller, linear; corolla yellow or red; leaf blade drying papery.   2 S. tonkinensis

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