Monanthotaxis Baill.
  • Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 2: 878. 1890.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Monanthotaxis Baill. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000024631. Accessed on: 11 Aug 2020'

Morphology

Small trees, shrubs or woody climbers, glabrescent to densely silky; indumentum of simple hairs

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    Flowers hermaphrodite or, in one small group, unisexual (not in East Africa), mostly small, solitary, fascicled or in dense to very lax few-flowered cymes, mostly supra-axillary or extra-axillary, rarely axillary, mostly pedicellate; bracteole present, often persistent, quite conspicuously leafy and usually situated on the lower half of the pedicel, but frequently minute

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    Androecium often fiat and hexagonal; stamens 6 to fairly numerous, in 1–several whorls, or sometimes 6 alternating with 6 reduced stamens or staminodes; stamens linear or more usually obovate-obconic, clavate or cuneiform; filaments usually present, sometimes longer than the anther-cells; anther-cells parallel, extrorse or introrse, attached to the thickened connectives, which are sometimes appendaged laterally, but never have thickened apical appendages which form a continuous pavement completelyhiding the anther-cells from above

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    Leaves in some species with 2 marginal glands at the base of the limb

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    Petals (4–)6, variously arranged, variously all in 1 whorl, in 2 distinct whorls or inserted in 1 whorl at the base but overlapping and appearing to be in 2 whorls above, valvate, free, or slightly united at the base, mostly rather thick, the outer often at length ± spreading, the inner smaller or sometimes very small, often somewhat clawed, connivent and erect

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    Sepals (2–)3, valvate, free or ± united at the base, much shorter than the petals

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    Carpels few to rather numerous, free, cylindric, ellipsoid or obconie, with 1–8 uniseriate ovules; style cylindric, obconic or ellipsoid, as long as or shorter than the ovary, stigma bifurcate or grooved

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    Monocarps indehiscent, often fleshy, cylindrical (to rarely sub-globose), mostly stipitate, 1–8-seeded, mostly conspicuously constricted between the seeds, the articles easily breaking off

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    Seeds oblong-ellipsoid, ovoid or subglobose, vertical; testal intrusions into the endosperm lamelli-form.

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    Included Species

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