Ardisia

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

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Abstract

[Extract] Shrubs or small trees, rarely climbing or herbaceous (non-Australia). Leaves petiolate, alternate, spiral or distichous; lamina entire to crenate/serrulate, usually coriaceous, glabrous or with peltate glandular scales, hairs rare (non-Australian), glands globular and/or lineate. Inflorescence racemose usually appearing umbelliform or paniculate (not in mainland Australia) or cymose (non-Australian). Flowers bisexual, 5-merous, pedicellate; calyx free or fused at the base, persistent; corolla rotate, campanulate to urceolate (not in Australia), fused at base, lobes imbricate in bud; stamens free or adnate to the corolla tube; filaments short, rarely absent, base usually fused; anthers longitudinally dehiscent, rarely opening by pores (not in Australia), erect, often connivent around the style; ovary superior; style filiform, usually more than twice as long as the ovary; stigma punctiform; placenta basal; ovules few to numerous embedded in the placenta, uniseriate to multiseriate, 1 maturing. Fruit a drupe, style persistent or scar present, endocarp hard. Seed 1, endosperm firm, embryo transverse, cylindrical.

Item ID: 71181
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 04:16
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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