Obetia Gaudich.
  • Voy. Bonite, Bot. 1844.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Obetia Gaudich. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000026449. Accessed on: 16 Oct 2021'

Morphology

Inflorescences bracted panicles, in axils of fallen leaves or sometimes of current or young leaves

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    Male inflorescences much smaller than ♀ ones

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    Male flowers 5-merous, regular, with rudimentary ovary

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    Female flowers 4-merous, outer pair of tepals smaller than inner pair, both pairs enlarging and becoming thinly membranous in fruit; staminodes absent; ovary ovoid, oblique, with sessile penicillate stigma

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    Achene compressed, enclosed in the persistent, accrescent membranous perianth.

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    Stems herbaceous when young, wood soft and juicy, pith often wide; cystoliths dot-like or slightly elongated

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    Leaves alternate, usually clustered in terminal rosettes, petiolate, simple or lobed; stipules free, lateral

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    Small to medium-sized shrubs or small trees, completely deciduous in dry season, dioecious

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    Achene compressed, enclosed in the persistent accrescent, membranaceous perianth.

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    Leaves alternate, usually clustered in terminal rosettes, petiolate; lamina simple or lobed, base rounded or cordate, mostly with a velvety tomentum on the inferior side.

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    Cystoliths dot-like or slightly elongated.

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    Small to medium-sized shrubs or small trees, dioecious, deciduous, wood soft, juicy; younger branches herbaceous, with stinging hairs.

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    Female flowers irregular, 4-merous, outer pair of tepals smaller than inner pair; tepals increasing in size and becoming thinly membranaceous in fruit; staminodes absent; ovary ovoid, with a sessile penicillate stigma.

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    Male flowers regular, 5-merous, stamens equalling tepals in number, ovary rudimentary.

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    Inflorescences mostly in the axils of fallen leaves, appearing before the new leaves, sometimes in the axils of the new leaves; flowers pedicellate, clustered in branched, bracteate panicles; male inflorescences smaller than the female ones.

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    Stipules free, lateral, mostly persisting.

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    Arbustes'ou petits arbres, dioïques, urticants.'Feuilles'alternes, pétiolées, pinnati- ou palmatilobées et dentées, à stipules libres, latérales, foliacées et persistantes.'Inflorescences'paniculées.'Fleurs réunies en glomérules; les ♂ 5-mères; les ♀ 4-mères, avec un périgone à segments intérieurs plus grands, s'accroissant, tout en restant membraneux, autour de l'akène qui est ovale ou orbiculaire et comprimé.\n\t\t\t\tCinq espèces africaines dont 1 au Congo belge.'Obetia pinnatifida Bak.

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