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Mitrephora (BL.) Hook. f. et Thoms.


Description from Flora of China

Uvaria sect. Mitrephorae Blume, Fl. Javae, Annonaceae, 13. 1830; Kinginda Kuntze.

Trees to 40 m tall. Petiole short; leaf blade venation arcuately looped near margin, secondary veins 4-24 on each side of midvein. Flowers terminal, leaf opposed, or extra-axillary, solitary or in cymes; sympodial rachides simple or branched, internodes short or long. Flowers bisexual, pendent. Pedicel short or long, with basal bracts and submedian bracteoles. Sepals 3, valvate, basally ± connate. Petals 6, in 2 whorls, free, with each whorl valvate; outer petals usually smaller than inner petals, without a basal claw; inner petals with base clawed, apically connivent to form a mitriform dome. Stamens many; anthers cuneate, extrorse; connectives apically truncate. Carpels few to many, free; ovules several per carpel, in 2 series. Fruit apocarpous; monocarps sessile or stipitate, globose, obovoid, or cylindric, sometimes longitudinally ridged, smooth or rarely warty.

About 47 species: tropical and subtropical Asia; three species in China.

(Authors: Li Bingtao (李秉滔 Li Ping-tao); Aruna D. Weerasooriya, Richard M. K. Saunders)

Lower Taxa


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