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Psammosilene W. C. Wu et C. Y. Wu

金铁锁属

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Roots long conical, fleshy. Stems several, diffuse, branched. Leaves ovate, subcarnose, midvein prominent. Flowers bisexual, subsessile, small. Inflorescence a thyrse, densely glandular pubescent; bracts herbaceous. Calyx tubular-campanulate, herbaceous, 15-veined, slightly convex, veins free at apex, 5-toothed. Petals 5, purple-red, narrowly spatulate, margin entire, claw attenuate. Stamens 5, opposite calyx teeth. Ovary 1-loculed; ovules 2, anatropous; styles 2. Capsule clavate, thin, nearly unsplit. Seed 1, narrowly obovoid, plano-convex.

* One species.

(Authors: Lu Dequan; Magnus Lidén, Bengt Oxelman)


 

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