Allophylus natalensis (Sond.) De Winter
  • Bothalia


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Allophylus natalensis (Sond.) De Winter. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000526787. Accessed on: 26 Oct 2020'

Morphology

Flowers in few-flowered subsessile glomerules; pedicels up to 2·5 mm. long, glabrous.

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    Petals 1·5 × 1 mm., spathulate.

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    Outer sepals 2 × 2 mm., subcircular, minutely pubescent, inner 1·8 × 1·2 mm., broadly elliptic, minutely pubescent.

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    Ovary 2-lobed, minutely pubescent; style up to 1·5 mm. long, 2-fid.

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    Staminodes (no male flowers seen) with filaments 0·5 mm. long in female flowers.

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    Shrub up to 5 m. tall; branchlets greyish-white, minutely appressed-pubescent.

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    Fruit bright red, 6 mm. in diam., subglobose, sparsely pubescent when mature, 1 coccus usually developing.

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    Inflorescence 3–7 cm. long, usually branched, minutely appressed-pubescent to nearly glabrous.

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    Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole 1–3 cm. long, minutely appressed-pubescent or nearly glabrous; leaflets subequal or the terminal one a little longer, sessile or subsessile; lamina of terminal leaflet 3·5–8·5 × 1–2 (2·5) cm., narrowly elliptic, subcoriaceous, sparsely appressed-pubescent when young and soon glabrescent, minutely glandular and punctate on the under surface, apex rounded, margin rather remotely and shallowly serrulate, base cuneate; lateral nerves 5–8 pairs.

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     Information From

    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FZ
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • B Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    Sapindaceae
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).