Coddia Verdc.
  • Kew Bull. 36: 509. 1981.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Coddia Verdc. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000008765. Accessed on: 21 Sep 2021'

Morphology

Ovary 2-locular; ovules 5–8 arranged in c. 3 rows on a laterally compressed placenta attached to the middle of the septum, the placental tissue slightly raised between the ovules; pollen presenter exserted, narrowly clavate, subulate at the base, winged above, at first undivided but finally splitting into 2 parts revealing the stigmatic surfaces.

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    Leaves small, gradually narrowed into a short petiole; stipules ovate-triangular.

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    Unarmed shrubs or small trees with the leaves and flowers borne on very short lateral shoots.

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    Seeds free, compressed angular-ovoid; testa reticulate, actually made up of narrow elongate cells.

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    Fruit a small berry, 10-ribbed, with thin pericarp, crowned by the funnel-shaped calyx limb-tube.

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    Anthers linear, sessile, partly included, dorsifixed at the sinuses between the corolla lobes; pollen grains single, 3-colporate with finely reticulate exine.

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    Corolla tube funnel-shaped, strongly narrowed at base, densely pilose inside at the middle; lobes 5, oblong-elliptic, a little shorter than the tube, overlapping to the left in bud.

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    Calyx tube ellipsoid, equalling the campanulate limb-tube; lobes 5, elliptic, linear-oblong, ovate or usually obtriangular, obovate or spathulate.

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    Flowers hermaphrodite, 5-merous, solitary, subterminal, 1–3 at the ends of the lateral shoots, pedicellate.

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    Rubiaceae
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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