Herbs perennial, erect. Rhizomes present. Stem scapoid, unbranched or few branched, with few leaves or leafless. Leaves basal or basal and cauline, pedately compound, 3--13-foliolate, rarely simple; central leaflet entire. Inflorescences cymose, terminal or axillary, 1--8-flowered; bracts usually 3-lobed. Flowers radially symmetric, bisexual, sometimes cleistogamous. Sepals 5, petaloid, usually white, seldom yellowish or pinkish. Petals 5, golden-yellow, much smaller than sepals, clawed. Stamens 5--25; filaments narrowly linear, 1-veined; anthers yellow. Pistils 2, connate at base; ovary narrowly oblong, many ovuled; styles persis tent. Follicles 2, divaricate, apically beaked. Seeds nitid, sometimes somewhat rugose or rough.
The Genus Dichocarpum is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 24 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Genus Dichocarpum: D. adiantifolium · D. arisanense · D. auriculatum · D. auriculatum var. puberulum · D. basilare · D. carinatum · D. dalzielii · D. dicarpon · D. dicarpon var. univalve · D. fargesii · D. franchetii · D. hakonense · D. hypoglaucum · D. malipoenense · D. nipponicum · D. numajirianum · D. ohwianum · D. pterigionocaudatum · D. sarmentosum · D. stoloniferum · D. sutchuenense · D. trachyspermum · D. trifoliolatum · D. univalve
- Fu Dezhi, Orbélia R. Robinson "Dichocarpum". in Flora of China Vol. 6 Page 302. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.
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