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41. Cnesmone Blume, Bijdr. 630. 1826.

粗毛藤属 cu mao teng shu

Authors: Huaxing Qiu & Lynn J. Gillespie

Cenesmon Gagnepain.

Subshrubs, twining or climbing, monoecious; indumentum of simple and stinging hairs. Leaves alternate; stipules conspicuous, persistent; leaf blade simple, palmately 3-5-veined. Inflorescences terminal or leaf-opposed, unbranched, bisexual, male flowers distal, female flowers proximal. Male flowers: calyx base somewhat hollowed with raised rim, calyx lobes 3, valvate; petals absent; disk absent; stamens 3, erect, alternate with lobes; filaments free, short and thick; connective thickened, produced into a linear, reflexed appendage, locules distinct, divergent, introrse; pistillode absent. Female flowers: sepals 3 or 6, accrescent; ovary 3-locular, strigose; ovules 1 per locule; styles 3, base connate, upper parts spreading, plumose-papillose. Fruit a capsule, 3-locular. Seeds globose; testa crustaceous, with a fleshy coat.

Eleven species: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, NE India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; three species (two endemic) in China.

1 Female sepals 3, equal; leaf blade base rounded, margin entire or repand.   3 C. hainanensis
+ Female sepals 6, unequal; leaf blade base cordate, margin serrate   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade broadest at or below middle, 8-15 cm; stipules 4-7 mm; larger 3 female sepals 5-7 mm.   1 C. tonkinensis
+ Leaf blade broadest well below middle, 3-6 cm; stipules less than 3 mm; female sepals all less than 5 mm.   2 C. mairei

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