foc
《中国植物志》英文修订版
Flora of China
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   8. Hernandiaceae  
莲叶桐科   lian ye tong ke
  
Authors:Authors: Xi-wen Li, Jie Li & Brigitta E. E. Duyfjes

  

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.

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.

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

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

  
1Trees; leaves simple, peltate or not; fruit enclosed in an inflated cupule; flowers unisexual.1  Hernandia    莲叶桐属
+Lianas; leaves trifoliolate; fruit broadly 2-4-winged; flowers bisexual.2  Illigera    青藤属
   
   Lower Taxon
  • Hernandia  Linnaeus  莲叶桐属
  • Illigera  Blume  青藤属