Lasiodiscus Hook. f.
  • Gen. Pl. 1: 373, 381. 1862.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Lasiodiscus Hook. f. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000020664. Accessed on: 16 Oct 2021'

Morphology

Leaves opposite or nearly so, unlobed, usually lanceolate-ovate, cuneate to rounded at base, usually acute, entire to serrate; petioles present but sometimes quite short

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    Stipules interpetiolar; at occasional nodes where the leaves are not quite opposite the stipules are not united, and on some branches the stipules are free on the upper side and interpetiolar on the lower

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    Shrubs or usually trees

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    Sepals and petals 5

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    Disk massive and nearly completely surrounding the ovary

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    Ovary at anthesis inferior but later by differential growth becoming at least half superior; cup and disk accrescent and persistently coherent to the 3-celled ovary, at maturity covering the lower fourth or third of the fruit and at dehiscence breaking ± irregularly along with the dryish exocarp, the 3 remnants adhering to the 3 crustaceous 1-seeded meri-endocarps which separate elastically and completely from each other, each releasing its seed through a longitudinal ventral slit.

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    Inflorescence in the form of congested divaricate cymes or umbel-like or nearly reduced to axillary fascicles, usually rather long-pedunculate

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    Flowers perfect, protandrous

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    Cup usually broadly campanuloid

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    Stamens 5, inserted under the margin of the disk.

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    Petals 5, cucullate.

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    Sepals 5.

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    Flowers bisexual.

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    Inflorescence axillary, in pedunculate cymes or fasciculate.

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    Leaves opposite or subopposite, shortly petiolate; lamina usually penninerved; stipules large, interpetiolar.

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    Shrubs or small trees.

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    Ovary half-inferior, 3-locular; ovules 1 in each loculus; style 3-lobed.

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    Disk thick, fleshy, with free margin.

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    Fruit a capsule, 3-lobed, tardily loculicidally dehiscent.

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    Petits arbres'ou arbustes, souvent strigueux sur les parties jeunes'Feuilles'opposées à subopposées, courtement pétiolées; stipules grandes interpétiolaires; limbe grand le plus souvent penninerve.'Inflorescences'axillaires, encymes longuement pédonculées ou en fascicules.'Fleurs' ☿, 5-mères, velues à l'extérieur et sur le pédicelle; réceptacle obconique; sépales triangulaires, munis à l'intérieur d'une carène membraneuse; pétales cucullés; étamines insérées sous le bord du disque; disque épais, largement annulaire, à bord libre; ovaire semiinfère à 3 loges; style tripartite.'Capsules subglobuleuses, trilobées, tomenteuses, à déhiscence tardive loculicide, entourées dans la partie médiane supérieure du bord libre du disque persistant et accrescent.\n\t\t\t\tGenre comprenant 8 espèces dont 7 en Afrique et 1 à Madagascar; 5 espèces au Congo belge 1.

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      Bibliography

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    Rhamnaceae
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
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