Cassipourea mossambicensis (Brehmer) Alston
  • Wiss. Erg. Deut. Zentr.-Afr. Exped., Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Cassipourea mossambicensis (Brehmer) Alston. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000589669. Accessed on: 29 Oct 2020'

Morphology

Inflorescences 1–3-flowered, ± lax.

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    Leaf-lamina 3–7·5(10) x 2–4·5 cm., ± elliptic or obovate, leathery; apex rounded, truncate, obtuse or shortly obtuse-acuminate; margins entire to sparsely serrate (2, 3 or more teeth) towards the apex and somewhat revolute; base ± cuneate to rounded; midrib straight, prominent below, the reticulation conspicuous on both surfaces; superior surface ± glossy, glabrous; inferior surface mat, sparsely appressed-pubescent to glabrate; petiole 3–6(8) mm. long, hairy to glabrescent; stipules 2·5–6 mm. long, ovate to ovate-triangular, obtuse to acute at the apex, subcordate-truncate at the base, ± pubescent to glabrous (with hairy margins towards the apex) outside, soon caducous.

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    Small shrub 2–3(5) m. high; branches terete, grey or brownish, ± smooth, hairy when young, glabrous with age.

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    Stamens 15–20; filaments 4–5 mm. long; anthers 1·5 mm. long, ellipsoid.

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    Petals 6–7 mm. long, spathulate, laciniate above, white to yellow, glabrous.

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    Calyx green, sericeous outside and glabrous inside; calyx-tube 2 mm. long; calyx-lobes 4–5 mm. long, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate.

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    Flowers 5-merous; pedicels 1·5–4 mm. long, sparsely hairy, articulate near the apex; bracteoles c. 2 mm. long, conchiform, ± rounded at the apex, truncate at the base, slightly pubescent to 8, stipule (x2), 1, 3–5, 8 from Correia & Marques 1844, 2, 6–7 from Schlechter 11656. glabrous (except along the margins) abaxially and glabrous adaxially.

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    Fruit c. 5 mm. long, ovoid to spherical, glabrous or slightly and sparsely hairy at the apex.

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    Ovary up to 2 mm. long, ovoid to sub-spherical, 3–4-locular, glabrous or slightly and sparsely hairy to hirsute at the apex; style 5 mm. long, glabrous to pubescent near the base and puperulous towards the apex, persistent, sometimes lobulate, with 3–4 stigmatic surfaces 0·5 mm. long at the apex.

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      Bibliography

     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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    Rhizophoraceae
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).