Poikilospermum Zipp. ex Miq.
  • Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 1: 203. 1864.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Poikilospermum Zipp. ex Miq. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000030607. Accessed on: 22 Oct 2021'

General Information

Shrubs or tall, woody climbers, without stinging hairs. Leaves alternate, petiolate; stipules often caducous, intrapetiolar, connate, leathery; leaf blade often large, leathery, often prominently pinnately veined, margin entire; cystoliths in circular groups adaxially, along veins abaxially, either punctiform or linear. Inflorescences of solitary, axillary, dichotomously branched cymes, unisexual (plants dioecious); glomerules capitate, on swollen peduncular receptacles (in P. subgen. Ligulistigma, continental Asia group), in agglomerations, or free (in P. subgen. Poikilospermum, E Malaysia group). Male flowers: perianth lobes 2-4, free or slightly connate; stamens 2-4, filaments straight (in P. subgen. Ligulistigma) or inflexed; rudimentary ovary present. Female flowers: perianth lobes 4, clavate-tubular, decussate-imbricate. Ovary enclosed; style short; stigma capitate or ligulate (in P. subgen. Ligulistigma); ovule orthotropous. Achene oblong, ellipsoid, or ovoid, slightly compressed, either enclosed by persistent perianth (in P. subgen. Ligulistigma) or exserted from it; pericarp easily separating into 2 valves. Seeds with little or no endosperm; cotyledons ovate.

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