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Zehneria Endl.


Description from Flora of China

Neoachmandra W. J. de Wilde & Duyfjes; Pilogyne Ecklon ex Schrader.

Herbs, climbing or trailing, annual or perennial. Leaves petiolate, unlobed or 3-5-lobed or -partite. Tendrils slender, simple. Plants monoecious or dioecious. Male flowers axillary, solitary or few, long pedicellate, or in a raceme-cyme or subumbel; calyx campanulate, 5-lobed; corolla campanulate, white or yellow-white, often becoming cream colored with age; segments 5; stamens 3, inserted at bottom or on upper part of tube; filaments shorter to longer than anthers; anthers all 2-celled or sometimes two 2-celled and one 1-celled, oblong or ovoid-oblong; anther cells straight or slightly curved; connective produced or not produced; rudimentary ovary variable in form. Female flowers solitary or paired or a few in a cyme, often coaxillary with male flowers; calyx and corolla as in male flowers; ovary globose to ellipsoid-fusiform, 3-locular; ovules few to numerous, horizontal; style surrounded at base by an annular disk; stigmas 3. Fruit globose or ellipsoid to fusiform, indehiscent. Seeds few to numerous, ovate, compressed, not sculptured.

About 55 species: Old World tropics; four species in China.

(Authors: Lu Anmin (路安民 Lu An-ming); Charles Jeffrey)

Lower Taxon


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