Flora of China
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   15. Biswarea  Cogniaux Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique. 21(2): 16. 1882.
三裂瓜属   san lie gua shu
Authors:Authors: Anmin Lu & Charles Jeffrey

Warea C. B. Clarke, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 127. 1876, non Nuttall (1834).


Herbs, scandent. Tendrils 2-fid. Leaf blade 5-7-lobed. Plants dioecious; flowers yellow. Male flowers mostly racemose; calyx tube narrowly tubular below, dilated above and broadly campanulate, 5-partite; segments linear; corolla broadly campanulate, 5-partite; segments ovate, entire; stamens 3, inserted on calyx tube; filaments free; anthers connate, one 1-celled, others 2-celled; anther cells linear, triplicate; rudimentary ovary subulate. Female flowers: calyx and corolla as in male flowers; ovary oblong, with 3 placentas; styles filiform, elongate; stigmas 3, enlarged, ovules numerous, horizontal. Fruit oblong, 3-angled, 6-ribbed, fibrous, 3-valved nearly to base. Seeds compressed, smooth.

One species: SW China, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal.

   Lower Taxon
  • Biswarea tonglensis  (C. B. Clarke) Cogniaux  三裂瓜