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Canscora Lam.


Description from Flora of China

Euphorbiopsis H. Léveillé & Vaniot.

Annuals or perennials. Leaves opposite, sessile, petiolate, or perfoliate. Cymes pseudodichotomous or complex. Flowers 4 or 5merous. Calyx tubular. Corolla usually tubular, salverform, or campanulate. Stamens inserted at apical part of corolla tube, 1 or 2 (or 3) with fertile anthers, 2 or 3 with sterile nonfunctional anthers. Ovary 1locular. Stigma lobes oblong or capitate. Capsules 2valved, many seeded. Seeds suborbicular, compressed; seed coat reticulate.

About 30 species: tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia, and Australia; three species in S China.

Lower Taxon


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