Commemorating Antoine Nicolas Duchesne (1747–1827), student of the strawberry.
Perennial stoloniferous herbs. Leaves basal, with 3 leaflets. Flowers in flat-topped clusters, rarely solitary. Epicalyx usually present. Petals mostly 5 (occasionally more), yellow. Stamens numerous. Carpels numerous. Receptacle bright red, not juicy, eventually brightly coloured, the achenes on the surface of the fruit or in small pits.
6 species from India and SE Asia.
Seed, division or stolons.
Strawberry-like plants with bright yellow flowers and leathery fruits.
Source: (2002). Rosaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.