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Loeseneriella A. C. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Woody lianas, puberulent or glabrescent, lenticellate, internodes slightly enlarged. Leaves opposite or subopposite, entire or crenulate. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, cymose. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Disk fleshy, cupular, sometimes arranged in rings, extrastaminal. Stamens 3; filaments tonguelike; anthers transversely dehiscent, extrorse. Ovary weakly triangular, partially or wholly concealed in disk, 3-locular; ovules 4-8 per locule. Fruits 1-3-fascicled capsules; capsule transversely flattened, leathery, loculicidally dehiscent. Seeds 4-8, with membranous basal wings, exalbuminous.

About 20 species: tropical Africa and Asia; five species (all endemic) in China.

(Authors: Peng Hua (彭华); A. Michele Funston)

Lower Taxa


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