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Hernandiaceae Blume


Description from Flora of China

Trees, shrubs, or scandent lianas. Leaves simple or palmately compound, petiolate, circinate and scandent in part, estipulate. Flowers bisexual, unisexual, or polygamous, actinomorphic, in axillary or terminal corymbs or cymose panicles, with bracts or not. Outer tepals (sepals) 3-5. Inner tepals (petals) similar to outer ones. Stamens 3-5; filament bases with appendages on external sides or not; anthers 2-celled; cells valvate. Ovary inferior, 1-loculed, 1-ovuled; ovule pendulous. Drupe ± costate, broadly 2-4-winged or enclosed in an inflated cupule and wings absent. Seed 1, exalbuminous, coat leathery.

Li Ya-rü. 1982. Hernandiaceae. In: Li Hsi-wen, ed., Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 31: 463-480.

About four genera and 60 species: tropical regions of E and W Africa, SE Asia, NE Australasia, and Central and South America; two genera and 16 species (seven endemic) in China.

(Authors: Li Xiwen (李锡文 Li Hsi-wen), Li Jie (李捷); Brigitta E. E. Duyfjes)

经济区 Economic Plants Area, 中心区 Central Area, 分类区 Classified Area, 药用植物园 Medicinal Plants Area, 苏铁园 Cycas Garden, 荫生植物区 Shady Plants Area, 木本花卉区 Woody Accrescent Area, 濒危园 Endangered Plants Garden, 标本园 Specimens Garden, 引种苗圃 Introducing Plants Nursery, 蒲岗保护区 Pu Gang Reserve

Lower Taxa


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