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Austrobaileyaceae

  • P. K. Endress
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Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 2)

Abstract

Lianas. Leaves opposite, simple, margin entire, stipules absent. Indumentum absent. Flowers solitary in leaf axils or terminal on leafy shoots, large, greenish-yellowish with brown spots, bisexual, actinomorphic, spiral, hypogynous; receptacle conical; tepals 19–24, imbricate, outer sepal-like inner petal-like; stamens 7–11, flat, tetrasporangiate; thecae laminal on the inner side, linear, opening with longitudinal slits; inner staminodes 9–16; carpels 10–13, free, extremely ascidiate, with transversally bilobate tips; ovules (4−)6–8(−13) per carpel, anatropous, apotropous, bitegmic, crassinucellate, in two series along ventral side of the carpels. Fruit composed of berries; seeds with soft outer testa (sarcotesta) and hard inner testa, ruminated; endosperm starchy, abundant; embryo straight, small, dicotyledonous. Monotypic; tropical Queensland, Australia.

Keywords

Brown Spot Sieve Tube Sieve Element Arnold Arbor Longe Shoot 
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