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Mischocarpus Bl.


Description from Flora of China

Mischocodon Radlkofer; Pedicellia Loureiro.

Trees or shrubs, monoecious or dioecious. Leaves paripinnate, petiolate, estipulate; leaflets 1-5 pairs, with pellucid glands at lateral vein axils abaxially, entire. Thyrses axillary or fascicled near apex; bracts and bracteoles small. Flowers unisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx cupular, 5-lobed; sepals valvate. Petals 5 or sometimes only 1-3 imperfectly developed, rarely absent, scaly or hairy at base adaxially, rarely glabrous. Disk annular, sometimes lobed. Stamens (male flowers) 7-10, usually 8, exserted; filaments often hairy. Ovary (female flowers) shortly petiolate, obovoid, trigonous, 3(or 4)-loculed; ovules 1 per locule; style terminal, very short; stigmas 3, recurved. Capsules pear-shaped or clavate, ± trigonous, base or below middle part stalklike, loculicidal to 3 carpels, 1-3-loculed; pericarp leathery. Seeds 1 per locule; testa usually dark red, crustaceous, fully covered with fleshy and transparent arillode; embryo arched.

About 15 species: SE Asia, Australia; three species (one endemic) in China.

Lower Taxon


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