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Apterosperma H. T. Chang


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen. Leaves petiolate; leaf blade margin serrate. Flowers bisexual, small, pedicellate. Bracteoles 2, caducous. Sepals 5, imbricate, persistent. Petals 5, imbricate, pale yellow. Stamens numerous; filaments compressed, distinct; anthers basifixed, 2-loculed, longitudinally dehiscent. Ovary superior, 5-loculed with 3 or 4 ovules per locule, placentation axile; ovules inserted at middle of axis; style very short; stigma 5-lobed. Capsule oblate-globose, 2 or 3 seeds per locule, loculicidal; columella persistent and extending to apex of locules. Seeds reniform, wingless or very narrowly winged; hilum short; endosperm absent.

● One species: China.

Lower Taxon


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