Aegiceras

Jackes, Betsy (2021) Aegiceras. Flora of Australia.

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Abstract

[Extract] Small trees or shrubs in maritime habitats. Leaves alternate to subopposite, petiolate; lamina coriaceous, obscurely glandular-punctate, margin entire. Inflorescence umbelliform usually on short shoots, or racemose (not in Australia). Flowers bisexual, 5-merous, ebracteate; calyx lobes imbricate, contorted, glandular-punctate; corolla fused at base, lobes imbricate, contorted, reflexed at maturity, hairs present in corolla tube; staminal filaments connate at the base and fused to the base of the corolla tube; anthers transversely septate, at maturity extending horizontally above corolla; ovary superior, slender, fusiform, placentation free central; ovules numerous, embedded in placenta; style terminal, glands at base; stigma punctiform. Fruit a dry indehiscent capsule, cylindrical, curved, style persistent. Seed 1, embedded in a resinous pulp, endosperm absent. Germination usually viviparous.

Item ID: 71180
Item Type: Article (Other)
ISSN: 2207-7820
Copyright Information: © Copyright Commonwealth of Australia, 2021. All material CC-BY unless otherwise stated.
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 04:21
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3108 Plant biology > 310899 Plant biology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 26 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 2699 Other plant production and plant primary products > 269999 Other plant production and plant primary products not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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