Maesa

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

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Abstract

[Extract] Scandent shrubs or small trees, with schizogenous canals, lenticellate. Leaves simple, alternate, exstipulate, petiole bundles all annular; lamina elliptic to ovate to obovate, margin entire or irregularly toothed; glandular lineate. Inflorescence racemose or paniculate, axillary or rarely terminal, bracteate. Flowers regular, 5-merous (in Australian species), unisexual or bisexual, subtended by a bract and two bracteoles; calyx adnate to ovary, lobes variously united; corolla campanulate to urceolate, fused at least at base, glandular lineate; stamens antepetalous, adnate to corolla tube, anthers dorsifixed, introrse opening by longitudinal slits, often notched at apex; ovary perigynous, unilocular, placentation free central, ovules numerous, immersed in placenta, 1–several rows; style short; stigma obtuse to discoid to slightly notched. Fruit dry to thinly fleshy, mesocarp somewhat woody, indehiscent, calyx persistent. Seeds numerous, angular, dark brown to black; embryo oblique and transverse, endosperm present.

Item ID: 71183
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 04:04
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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