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Lomatogoniopsis T. N. Ho et S. W. Liu


Description from Flora of China

Herbs annual. Roots fibrous. Stems prostrate, ascending to erect, terete, striate or angled, branched or simple. Inflorescences racemelike or with a solitary terminal flower. Flower 5merous. Calyx and corolla rotate, lobed nearly to base, tube indistinct or distinct. Corolla lobes dextrorse in flower bud, distinctly 2colored when corolla opens. Nectaries 1 at base of each corolla lobe, appendaged. Stamens inserted at base of corolla tube; filaments somewhat flattened; anthers blue, rarely yellow. Ovary 1celled. Style absent; stigma lobes ± decurrent along apical part of ovary. Capsules 2valved, many seeded. Seed coat almost smooth.

Three species: endemic to China (Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau).

Lomatogoniopsis is similar to Lomatogonium. Although T. N. Ho treats them as distinct genera, J. S. Pringle considers Lomatogoniopsis to be synonymous with Lomatogonium.

Lower Taxa


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