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22. Omphalotrigonotis W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 4(2): 8. 1984.

皿果草属 min guo cao shu

Herbs annual. Stems erect, branched or not. Leaves alternate, petiolate, elliptic-ovate, strigose. Cymes ebracteate. Flowers short pedicellate. Calyx 5-parted to base; lobes subdivaricate, oblong, slightly enlarged in fruit. Corolla campanulate, glabrous; tube ca. as long as limb; throat with appendages. Stamens inserted slightly above middle of corolla tube, included; filaments extremely short. Ovary 4-parted. Style included. Gynobase flat. Nutlets tetrahedral; margin of abaxial surface exserted, becoming a cupular emergence; attachment scar at corner of 3 adaxial surfaces.

Two species: endemic in China.

1 Cymes to 18 cm in fruit; corolla ca. 2.5 mm; petiole not membranous, cuneate at base   1 Omphalotrigonotis cupulifera
+ Cymes 2-3 cm in fruit; corolla ca. 6 mm; petiole membranous, sheathing at base   2 Omphalotrigonotis vaginata

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