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6. Stelmocrypton Baillon, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris, sér. 2. 2: 812. 1889.

须药藤属 xu yao teng shu

Description from Flora of China

Lianas. Cymes extra-axillary, short pedunculate. Sepals stout; basal glands 5. Corolla ± campanulate; tube short; lobes overlapping to right. Corona lobes 5, short, ovate, inserted at base of corolla. Stamens inserted at base of corolla; filaments free, broad at base; anthers oblong-ovate, pilose on back, long pilose at apex, exserted; pollen carriers spatulate, pollen tetrads in masses, translator oblong, retinaculum ovoid. Styles short; stigma head slightly projected. Follicles divaricate.

One species: India and China.

Lower Taxon


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