Procris Comm. ex Juss.
  • Gen. Pl. 403. 1789.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Procris Comm. ex Juss. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000031211. Accessed on: 22 Oct 2021'

General Information

Herbs perennial, subshrubs, or shrubs, sometimes epiphytic or epilithic, without stinging hairs. Stems often succulent. Leaves apparently alternate, distichous; nanophylls often present, very small, opposite to developed leaves; stipules intrapetiolar, small, undivided; leaf blade ± fleshy, pinnately veined, base asymmetric, margin usually entire or serrulate; cystoliths linear. Inflorescences axillary, sometimes at leafless nodes, of unisexual flowers (plants monoecious or dioecious); male glomerules in lax cymes or crowded on a small, bractless receptacle; female capitula solitary, subsessile, on fleshy subglobose receptacle; bracteoles present, often spatulate. Male flowers: perianth lobes 4 or 5, segments often valvate; stamens 4 or 5; filaments inflexed in bud; rudimentary ovary globose or obovoid. Female flowers: perianth lobes 3 or 4, very small, boat-shaped, free or connate at base, ± fleshy; staminodes absent. Ovary straight; stigma sessile, penicillate, soon disappearing; ovule orthotropous. Achene ovoid or ellipsoid, not ribbed, enclosed by persistent, fleshy perianth or exserted from small perianth. Seeds without endosperm; cotyledons ovate.

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    Morphology

    Perennial herbs, sometimes shrubs, sometimes epiphytic, stems often rather juicy or succulent, monoecious or dioecious by abortion

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    Male inflorescences small pedunculate clusters; ♀ inflorescences capitate, with a fleshy subglobose receptacle on short fleshy peduncles, in the axils of fallen leaves

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    Leaves basically opposite, but one leaf of each pair is either reduced or early falling, thus the plants appear to have alternate leaves; lamina very unequal-sided at base, entire, crenate or serrate, rather fleshy; stipules intrapetiolar, fused to the apex

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    Male flowers 4–5-merous; rudimentary ovary present, obovoid

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    Achene ovate, partly covered by the fleshy persistent perianth.

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    Female flowers 4–5-merous, with very short perianth; ovary straight, exceeding the perianth; stigma sessile, penicillate

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    Perennial herbs, often epiphytic or epilithic, monoecious or dioecious by abortion; stems juicy or succulent.

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    Leaves distichous, opposite and heteromorphous with one leaf of each pair reduced in size, or leaves apparently alternate with one in each pair completely reduced; lamina crenate or serrate, rather fleshy, penninerved, with linear cystoliths.

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    Inflorescences unisexual, in the axils of existing or fallen leaves; male flowers in small pedunculate glomerules; female inflorescences capitate with fleshy receptacles on short fleshy peduncles.

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    Stipules intrapetiolar, fused.

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    Achene ovoid, surrounded at the base by the accrescent perianth.

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    Female flowers sessile with a persisting perianth of 4–5 free tepals; ovary erect, symmetrical, with a penicillate stigma.

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    Male flowers pedicellate, pentamerous (rarely tetramerous), with a rudimentary pistillode.

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    Herbes'charnues ou sous-arbustes, monoïques ou dioïques, à feuilles alternes (comme celles de'Elatostema ), distiques, asymétriques à la base, aiguës au sommet, penninerves, brièvement pétiolées; stipules intrapétiolaires, entières.'Inflorescences'sans involucre, solitaires ou fasciculées, axillaires sur la partie effeuillée de la tige; les ♂ en glomérules; les ♀ en capitules sur un réceptacle charnu.'Fleurs'♂ 4-5-mères; périgone membraneux, sans appendices; fleurs ♀ sessiles, à périgone 3-4-partite, très petit et persistant; ovaire dressé, à stigmate en pinceau.'Akènes ovoïdes.\n\t\t\t\tEnviron 10 espèces tropicales, d'Asie, de Polynésie et d'Afrique; 1 au Congo belge.

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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flore d'Afrique Centrale
    https://www.floredafriquecentrale.be
    • D http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
    Urticaceae
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).