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11. Nayariophyton T. K. Paul, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 110: 43. 1988.

枣叶槿属 zao ye jin shu

Shrubs or trees, stellate tomentose throughout. Leaves simple; stipules deciduous; leaf blade ovate or suborbicular, sometimes shallowly 3-lobed, abaxially densely stellate pubescent, palmately veined. Flowers solitary or in short 2-5-flowered panicles, axillary, bisexual. Epicalyx lobes 4-6, oblong-lanceolate, subconnate at base, spreading, pubescent, spreading and accrescent in fruit. Calyx 5-lobed, connate to middle, lobes broadly triangular, much shorter than epicalyx. Corolla large, showy; petals 5, pink or white, oblong, ± equal to involucellar bracts, gland-fringed. Filament tube divided into many branches, each bearing 2 anthers, glabrous. Ovary globose, 2-loculed; ovules 2 or more per locule, usually erect; style branches 2-fid apically, exserted, pubescent; stigmas rugose, capitate. Fruit enveloped by accrescent calyx, dry, indehiscent, subglobose. Seeds 1 per locule, reniform.

One species: Bhutan, S China, India, Thailand.

The Asian genera Dicellostyles Bentham, Julostylis Thwaites, Kydia, and Nayariophyton are all very closely related.

Lower Taxon


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