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Baolia Kung et G. L. Chu

苞藜属

Description from Flora of China

Herbs annual, lightly covered with sordid furfuraceous pubescence. Leaves alternate, petiolate; leaf blade complanate, margin entire. Inflorescences axillary, glomerulate. Flowers bisexual, each with a bract and 2 bractlets. Perianth green, subglobose, 5-parted, slightly fleshy, persistent and enlarged in fruit; segments slightly concave adaxially, cucullate, slightly succulent near apex abaxially, 3-veined. Stamens 5, inserted on an annular disk; filaments flattened; anthers minute, subglabrous, without an appendage. Ovary narrowly ovoid, glabrous; style obscure; stigmas 2, capillary, extremely short, persistent and recurved in fruit. Fruit a utricle; pericarp yellow-brown, adnate to seed. Seed vertical, slightly compressed; testa black-brown, crustaceous, distinctly foveolate pitted; embryo annular; radicle inferior; perisperm copious, farinose.

* One species.


 

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