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3. Archakebia C. Y. Wu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 33: 240. 1995.

长萼木通属 chang e mu tong shu

Description from Flora of China

Woody climbers, deciduous. Monoecious or seldom dioecious. Stems twining, grayish lenticellate. Winter bud outer scales numerous, imbricate. Leaves alternate, basal ones aggregated on abbreviated twigs, apical ones scattered on stem; leaf blade palmate. Inflorescences racemose, axillary; bracts subtending inflorescences, persistent, small, scaly. Male flowers: several to many, fascicled, apically on rachis. Sepals 6, in two whorls. Petals absent. Stamens 6; connective apical appendage apiculate. Female flowers: 1 or 2 basally on inflorescence, larger than male flowers. Carpels 3. Fruit fleshy follicles, dehiscent. Seeds numerous; seed coat reddish brown.

* One species.


 

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