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Schrenkia Fisch. et Meyer


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Taproot woody, crown surrounded by fibrous remnant sheaths. Stem ribbed, lower branches alternate, the upper opposite, whorled or cymose. Leaves 2–4-pinnate-pinnatisect; petioles wholly sheathing. Umbels compound, terminal or lateral; bracts small, deciduous; bracteoles several. Flowers polygamous. Calyx teeth conspicuous, subulate-lanceolate, persistent. Petals white, oblong to ovate, base clawlike, apex notched and slightly incurved. Stylopodium low-conic; styles reflexed. Fruit biglobose (didymous), broader than long, glabrous, not separating at maturity; pericarp leathery; ribs inconspicuous (Chinese species); vittae obscure. Seed face concave. Carpophore fused to mericarps.

About seven species: C Asia, Europe; one species in China.

(Authors: Pan Zehui (潘泽惠); Mark F. Watson)


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