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Anisadenia Wallich ex Meissn.


Rhizome perennial. Leaves alternate or somewhat whorled at tip of stem, coriaceous, serrate; stipules intrapetiolar, striate. Racemes terminal; pedicels reflexed; bracts minute, coriaceous, concave, grooved, caducous. Sepals 5, lanceolate, coriaceous, strongly nerved, 3 outer with spreading gland-tipped bristles, 2 inner glandular. Petals 5, contorted. Stamens 5, alternate with equal number of setiform staminodes between them; glands adnate to staminal tube, often 3, with one larger. Ovary 3-locular, ovules 2 in each locule, collateral; styles 3. Fruits capsular, oblong, membranous, 1-seeded by abortion. Seeds oblong with thin endosperm; embryo straight.

Subtropical and temperate zones of China, India and Nepal ca 3 species; 2 in India.



KEY TO THE SPECIES


1a. Stems leafy throughout; leaves 1 - 6 cm long; nectar-glands 5 1. Anisadenia pubescens
b. Stems generally leafy towards apices; leaves 3 - 10 cm long; nectar-glands 1 2. Anisadenia saxatilis


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