Andrachne L.
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 1014. 1753. (1 May 1753)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Andrachne L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000001962. Accessed on: 27 Oct 2021'

Morphology

Female flowers: sepals usually larger than those of the ♂; petals small, minute or 0; disc-glands free and opposite the petals, or united; ovary 3-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3, short, narrow, bifid or bipartite, stigmas capitate

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    Flowers axillary, pedicellate, the males mostly fasciculate, the females solitary

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    Male flowers: sepals 5(–6), free or ± so, imbricate; petals 5(–6), usually shorter than the sepals; disc-glands 5(–6), free, opposite the petals, often bilobed; stamens 5(–6), opposite the sepals, filaments free or connate to halfway, anthers erect, the thecae parallel, distinct, introrse, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode usually small, rarely more strongly developed, usually  trilobate or tripartite

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    Monoecious prostrate, decumbent or erect, unarmed or spinous perennial herbs or erect shrubs with or without a simple or glandular indumentum

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    Leaves alternate, petiolate, stipulate, simple, entire, penninerved, usually small

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    Fruit globose or subglobose, dehiscing into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp thinly woody

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    Seeds 2 per locule, segmentiform, triquetrous, pustulate or smooth, ecarunculate; albumen fleshy; embryo curved, radicle long, cotyledons broad and flat.

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    Leaves alternate, petiolate, stipulate, simple, entire, penninerved, often small.

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    Indumentum simple, glandular, or absent.

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    Flowers axillary, pedicellate, males often fasciculate, females solitary.

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    Fruit globose or subglobose, 3-lobed, dehiscing into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp thinly woody; columella small, persistent.

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    Seeds 2 per locule, segmentiform, triquetrous or trigonous, smooth, sculptured or ornamented, ecarunculate; albumen fleshy; embryo curved, radicle long, cotyledons broad, flat.

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    Monoecious perennial herbs or subshrubs.

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    Male flowers: sepals 5(6), free or almost so, imbricate; petals 5(6), shorter than or equalling the sepals; disk glands 5(6) or 10(12), free, opposite the petals, often 2-lobed, or disk cupular, dentate; stamens 5(6), opposite the sepals, filaments free or connate to halfway, anthers erect and introrse, thecae parallel, distinct, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode trifid, the arms capitate.

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    Female flowers: sepals larger than in the male; petals smaller, minute or 0; disk glands as in the male; ovary 3-locular, ovules 2 per locule, hemitropous; styles 3, short, bifid or bipartite, stigmas capitate.

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