Leucosphaera Gilg
  • Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. II–IV, 1: 152. 1897.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Leucosphaera Gilg. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000021602. Accessed on: 09 Apr 2020'

Morphology

Ovary uniovulate, pyriform, densely pilose above; style slender, stigma single, capitate.

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    Capsule not compressed, the firm pilose apex flat, the hyaline wall glabrous and ruptured by the developing seed.

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    Perianth segments 5, 3-nerved, more or less long-aristate.

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    Stamens 5, without intermediate pseudostaminodes; anthers bilocular.

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    Dwarf shrub with entire opposite leaves and branches.

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    Inflorescences capitate, almost sessile above the uppermost pair of leaves, white from the pilose hairs of the bracteoles, tepals and sterile flowers; partial inflorescences bibracteolate, of 1–2 sterile and 1–2 fertile flowers.

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    It has not been determined from herbarium material whether fruit fall is by dropping seed, or whether the partial or whole inflorescences are deciduous, and no perfectly mature seed has been seen.

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