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5. Vatica Linnaeus, Mant. Pl. 2: 152, 242. 1771.

青梅属 qing mei shu

Pachynocarpus J. D. Hooker; Retinodendron Korthals (1840), not Zenker (1833) [Fossil]; Sunaptea Griffith.

Trees of main canopy and understory, unbuttressed, white resinous. Bark gray, smooth, often with annular striations. Stipules caducous, small; leaf blade ± leathery, pinnately veined, tertiary reticulate veins conspicuous, margin entire. Flowers in axillary or terminal cymose panicles, usually stellate pubescent. Calyx tube short; sepals narrowly imbricate, equal or subequal. Petals white, often with a mauve suffusion, lorate, large, falling separately. Stamens 15; filaments unequal, stout; anthers ellipsoid; connective appendages short, obtuse. Ovary ovoid, pubescent; style cylindric, short; stigma capitate or conic, prominent, entire or dentate. Nut globose or ellipsoid, 1- or 2-seeded; calyx segments equal or unequal, with 2 developed into long wings.

About 65 species: Cambodia, China, E and S India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; three species (one endemic) in China.

Vatica cordata Hu is a synonym of Tridynamia sinensis (Hemsley) Staples var. sinensis in the Convolvulaceae (see Fl. China 16: 282. 1995).

1 Fruit sepals short, subequal; leaf abaxially glaucous.   2 V. lanceifolia
+ Fruit sepals unequal, 2 winglike; leaf not as above   (2)
2 (1) Leaf lateral veins 12 or more pairs.   1 V. guangxiensis
+ Leaf lateral veins 7-10 pairs.   3 V. mangachapoi

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