Dasysphaera Volkens ex Gilg
  • Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. II–IV, 1: 153. 1897.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dasysphaera Volkens ex Gilg. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000010840. Accessed on: 31 Mar 2020'

Morphology

Ovary with a single pendulous ovule, glabrous, obpyriform, firm and rounded above, delicate below; style filiform, stigma capitate

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    Stamens 5; filaments filiform throughout or expanded towards the base, free or very shortly connate at the base; pseudostaminodes absent; anthers bilocular

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    Fertile flowers hermaphrodite with 5 perianth-segments which are all similar in form

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    Inflorescence a narrow bracteate thyrse with compact sessile partial inflorescences; partial inflorescences basically of ultimate bracteolate triads of 1 fertile and 2 bibracteolate sterile flowers; fertile flowers 3–6 in each partial inflorescence, commonly with 2 triads set on each side of an ebracteolate fertile flower

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    Leaves entire

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    Perennials or small shrubs with opposite or more rarely alternate leaves and branches; indumentum of jointed, almost smooth hairs

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    Endosperm copious.

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    Sterile flowers of few narrow bracteoliform processes and numerous smooth or pilose bristles in several branched clusters which lengthen as the fertile flowers mature

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    Fruit an indehiscent capsule rupturing in the lower delicate area, the entire partial inflorescence probably falling together in fruit

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      Bibliography

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    Amaranthaceae
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