Chuanminshen

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Authors: Shan RenHwa & Sheh MengLan
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Type species: Chuanminshen violaceus
Type species authors: Shan RenHwa & Sheh MengLan
Type species synonyms: No synonyms
Number of species: 1
Distribution: Asia (E: China)
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; ovate or elliptic; with carpophore bifid to the base; beak absent; mericarps homomorphic; glabrous; 5.0-7.0 mm long; 2.0-4.0 mm broad; slightly compressed dorsally; with primary ribs; dorsal ribs filiform; marginal ribs keeled; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth prominent; short; lanceolate; stylopodia conical; styles short; recurved; exocarp cells small; commissure broad, exocarp interrupted near edges of marginal ribs; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; mesocarp parenchyma not lignified; vascular bundles compact; situated in primary rib bases; vittae vallecular and commissural; solitary in furrows or 2–5 in each furrow; 4–10 on commissural side; rib sectetory ducts small, present in all ribs; endocarp not lignified; endosperm flat, slightly convex or slightly concave on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.