Flora of China
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   15. Myosoton  Moench
鹅肠菜属   e chang cai shu
Authors:Lu Dequan; Richard K. Rabeler

Malachium Fries.


Herbs perennial. Stems decumbent or ascending. Leaves ovate; stipules absent. Inflorescence a leafy dichasium; bracts immediately subtending calyx absent. Sepals 5. Petals 5, white, deeply bifid. Stamens 10. Ovary 1-loculed; ovules numerous; styles 5, alternating with sepals. Capsule ovoid, dehiscing nearly to 1/2 with 5 shortly bifid valves. Seeds numerous, reniform, tuberculate; embryo curved.

One species: temperate Asia and Europe.

   Lower Taxon
  • Myosoton aquaticum  (Linnaeus) Moench  鹅肠菜