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Trachelospermum Lem.

络石属

Description from Flora of China

Lianas woody, latex white. Leaves opposite. Cymes lax, terminal, pseudoaxillary, or axillary. Flowers white or purplish, 5merous. Calyx small, deeply divided, basal glands 5-10, apex usually denticulate. Corolla salverform; tube cylindric, 5-angled, dilated at staminal insertion, throat constricted; lobes sharply overlapping to right. Stamens inserted at lower third of corolla tube; anthers sagittate, connivent, adherent to pistil head, anther tips included or exserted, cells spurred at base; disc scales 5, free. Ovaries 2, free, usually longer than disc; ovules numerous in each ovary. Style short; pistil head conical. Follicles 2, linear or fusiform, divergent or parallel. Seeds linear-oblong, not beaked, coma silky white; endosperm copious; cotyledons linear, flat, radicle short.

About 15 species: one in North America, the others in Asia; six species in China.

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