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Heritiera Dryand.


Description from Flora of China

Sutherlandia J. F. Gmelin (1792), not R. Brown (1812), nom. cons.

Trees, usually with buttress. Leaves alternate, simple or palmately compound, abaxially usually scaly. Inflorescence cymose, paniculate, axillary, many-flowered, hairy or scaly. Flowers unisexual. Calyx campanulate or urceolate, 4-6-lobed. Petals absent. Male flowers: androgynophore short. Anthers 4-15, in 1 or 2 rings at apex of androgynophore, with pistillode. Female flowers: ovary with 3-5 coherent carpels, base with sterile anthers; ovules 1 per carpel. Style very short; stigma very small. Fruit woody or leathery, with keel-like prominence or wing, indehiscent. Seeds without endosperm.

About 35 species: tropical Africa, Asia, and Australasia; three species in China.

中心区 Central Area, 分类区 Classified Area, 荫生植物区 Shady Plants Area, 标本园 Specimens Garden, 引种苗圃 Introducing Plants Nursery

Lower Taxa


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