Flora of China
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   12. Lepyrodiclis  Fenzl
薄蒴草属   bao shuo cao shu
Authors:Lu Dequan; Richard K. Rabeler


Herbs annual. Stems ascending or diffuse, branched. Leaves linear-lanceolate or lanceolate; stipules absent. Inflorescence a panicle of cymes; bracts immediately subtending calyx absent. Sepals 5. Petals 5, white or reddish, margin entire or emarginate. Stamens (7--)10(--14). Ovary 1-loculed; ovules few; styles 2(or 3). Capsule globose, 2(or 3)-valved. Seeds 1 or 2(or 3), small, testa thick, tuberculate; embryo curved.

Three species: Asia; two species in China.

1Petals white, broadly obovate, entire1  L. holosteoides    薄蒴草
+Petals reddish, oblanceolate, emarginate2  L. stellarioides    繁缕薄蒴草
   Lower Taxon
  • Lepyrodiclis holosteoides  (C. A. Meyer) Fenzl ex Fisher & C. A. Meyer  薄蒴草
  • Lepyrodiclis stellarioides  Schrenk ex Fischer & C. A. Meyer  繁缕薄蒴草