Monsonia longipes R. Knuth
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Monsonia longipes R. Knuth. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001064457. Accessed on: 18 Oct 2021'

Morphology

Seeds 4–5.5 mm. long, 1.8–2.5 mm. wide (usually widest at the apex); testa minutely reticulate, pale brown or pinkish-brown.

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    Fruit 6–9.2 cm. long; mericarps 10–13 mm. long, 1.8–2.3 mm. wide, pubescent.

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    Ovary tomentose; stigmas clavate, 1.5–2.5 mm. long.

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    Extrastaminal glands rather inconspicuous.

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    Stamens: filaments 9–12 mm. long, pubescent; anthers 1.6–2 mm. long, 0.6–0.8 mm. wide, yellow.

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    Petals obovate to broadly oblanceolate, 15–25 mm. long, 7–11 mm. wide, mucronate to obtuse, bright yellow to cream-lemon (sometimes white).

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    Sepals spathulate to oblong and with an acicular 2–4.5 mm. long apical appendage, 10–18 mm. long, 3.5–7 mm. wide, hispid on the outer surface, glabrous inside, ciliate along the margins.

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    Inflorescence of 1–5 flowers; peduncle (3–)6–18 cm. long, leaf-opposed or in the axil of the smaller of the 2 apparently opposite leaves, hispid or pubescent; pedicels 5–20 mm. long, pubescent.

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    Perennial decumbent herb up to 6 dm. long, generally with a thick rootstock; stems profusely branched from the rootstock and frequently forming a spreading mat, woolly with long as well as short hairs (long hairs sometimes glandular, filled with honey-like juice which gives a creamish pubescence to the whole plant); internodes (0.5–)2–10(–15) cm. long.

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    Leaves mostly opposite, sometimes alternate especially the lower ones, or occasionally in apparent whorls in short-stemmed plants; lamina usually hastate in outline, 1.5–5.5 cm. long, 0.7–2.7 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, margins dentate or double-serrate to almost entire at the broadly hastate base (the whole margin ciliate under magnification), hispid on the upper surface to tomentose on the lower surface particularly along the veins; petiole 1–7 cm. long, pubescent; stipules acicular, 5–18 mm. long, hairy.

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