Volkensinia Schinz
  • Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 57: 535. 1912.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Volkensinia Schinz. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000040423. Accessed on: 31 Mar 2020'

Morphology

Endosperm copious.

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    Fruit a thin-walled indehiscent capsule, the entire partial inflorescence apparently falling in fruit

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    Sterile flowers of narrow bracteole-like processes and smooth bristles which greatly lengthen as the fertile flowers mature

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    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule, glabrous, turbinate, rounded above with a circumferential free “skirt” about the middle, appearing as if furnished with a scutellate cap; style filiform; stigma capitate

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    Stamens 5; filaments filiform, alternating with truncate pseudostaminodes which are adnate to the filaments for most of their length to form a basal membrane; anthers bilocular

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    Fertile flowers hermaphrodite with 5 perianth-segments which are all similar in form

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    Bushy perennial or small shrub with opposite leaves and branches; indumentum of jointed, minutely barbellate hairs

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    Inflorescence a narrow bracteate thyrse with compact pedunculate partial inflorescences; partial inflorescences basically of ultimate bracteolate triads of 1 fertile and 2 bracteolate sterile flowers, 2 triads normally set on each side of an ebracteolate fertile flower, but fertile flowers sometimes scattered only

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    Leaves entire

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    Included Species

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