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Authors: C.Norman
Protologue: J. Bot. (London) 75: 94
Synonyms: Cortia hookeri C.B.Clarke
Type species: Cortiella hookeri
Type species authors: (C.B.Clarke) C.Norman
Type species synonyms: Cortia hookeri C.B.Clarke
Number of species: 3
Distribution: Asia (E, Central)
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; ovate; carpophore obsolete; beak absent; mericarps homomorphic or mericarps heteromorphic; glabrous; 3.0-3.5 mm long; 2.7-3.0 mm broad; slightly compressed dorsally; with primary ribs; dorsal ribs keeled or dorsal ribs narrow-winged; marginal ribs narrow-winged; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth prominent; short; linear-lanceolate; stylopodia low conical; styles long; spreading; cell borders indistinct; surface irregularly rugate; cuticle sparse striate or cuticle striate with straight striae or cuticle sparse rugulate; exocarp cells small; commissure intermediate; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; most of mesocarp composed of cells with lignified pitted walls; vascular bundles compact; situated in primary rib bases; vittae vallecular and commissural; solitary in furrows; two on commissural side; rib sectetory ducts small, present in some ribs only; endocarp not lignified; endosperm flat, slightly convex or slightly concave on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.

Note: if mericarps heteromorphic, dorsal ribs broadly winged, or terete СЭМ: Границы клеток неразличимы, поверхность беспорядочно морщинистая. Кутикула струйчатая, морщинистая, расставленно струйчатая. Редкие устьица, не влияют на микроскульптуру.