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   6. Bolbostemma  Franquet Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., sér. 2. 2: 325. 1930.
假贝母属   jia bei mu shu
Authors:Authors: Anmin Lu & Charles Jeffrey


Herbs, climbing, with a multi-tuberous base. Stems slender. Leaves cordate, 5-lobed, glandular at base. Tendrils 2-fid. Plants dioecious; male flowers in panicle, female flowers often in panicle, sometimes solitary or fascicled. Male flowers: calyx rotate, 5-partite; segments linear-lanceolate; corolla rotate, 5-partite; segments narrowly lanceolate, caudate-acuminate; stamens 5; filaments free or connate at base in pairs; anthers subovoid, 1-celled; connective papillose on back. Female flowers: calyx and corolla as in male flowers; ovary subglobose, verrucose, 3-locular; style short; stigmas 3, 2-lobed; ovules 2 in each locule, pendulous. Fruit narrowly ovoid, conical at apex, with or without spines, circumscissile-dehiscent above middle. Seeds 4-6, subovate, with membranous wing at apex.

● Two species: disjunct between N China and SW China.

1Leaves palmately 5-fid, lobes 3-5-lobed; calyx segments and corolla segments ca. 2.5 mm; stamens free, connective not papillose; ovary rarely verrucose; fruit smooth.1  B. paniculatum    假贝母
+Leaves suborbicular; calyx segments and corolla segments to 6-8 mm; stamens connate at base of filaments in pairs, connective elongate; ovary densely verrucose; fruit spinescent.2  B. biglandulosum    刺儿瓜
   Lower Taxon
  • Bolbostemma biglandulosum  (Hemsley) Franquet  刺儿瓜
  • Bolbostemma paniculatum  (Maximowicz) Franquet  假贝母
  • Bolbostemma biglandulosum var. biglandulosum    刺儿瓜(原变种)
  • Bolbostemma biglandulosum var. sinuatolobulatum  C. Y. Wu  波裂叶刺儿瓜