Menodora Bonpl.
  • Pl. Aequinoct. 2: 98–100, pl. 110. 1809[1812].


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Menodora Bonpl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000023741. Accessed on: 16 Oct 2021'

Morphology

Ovary bilobed and bilocular, with axile placentation and 2 or 4 ovules per loculus; style long and slender, stigma capitate.

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    Fruit a bilocular capsule forming 2 cocci with membranous pericarp; dehiscence usually circumscissile.

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    Corolla yellow or white, usually subrotate to shortly infundibuliform, rarely (not in Africa) hypocrateriform, S (6)–lobed, often pubescent within the tube.

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    Stamens 2, inserted on the corolla tube, usually with relatively long filaments; anthers introrse.

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    Seeds angular, reticulate; endosperm absent.

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    Low shrubs or suffrutices, glabrous or hairy, rarely spinose (not in Africa).

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    Leaves alternate or opposite, entire or lobed, sessile or petiolate; acarodomatia absent.

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    Calyx 5–15–lobed, segments entire or divided.

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    Inflorescence 1 to many–flowered, cymose; bracts and bracteoles absent; pedicels erect or recurved in fruit.

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     Information From

    Oleaceae
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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