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Pittosporopsis Craib


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, narrowly elliptic-oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, margin sinuate, cartilaginous, glabrescent. Flowers large, bisexual, in axillary few-flowered cymes; peduncle short, jointed; bracts 3 or 4. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, accrescent, persistent at base of drupe in fruit. Petals 5, spatulate, free, valvate, outside puberulent, apex introrse. Stamens 5, alternate petals and adnate at base of petals; filaments flat, abruptly contracted upward; anthers ellipsoid, base 2-lobed; connective extended into an acute mucro. Disk connate with ovary. Ovary ellipsoid; style strict at first, becoming geniculate, persistent. Drupe large, subglobose to oblong, slightly oblique; mesocarp thin; endocarp sub-bony, rather thin; endosperm ruminate.

One species: China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, N Vietnam.

Lower Taxon


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