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Canellaceae

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

Abstract

Glabrous, often aromatic trees, rarely shrubs; evergreen. Leaves alternate, simple, entire, exstipulate, commonly gland-dotted. Flowers in terminal or axillary determinate panicles or racemes, or solitary in leaf axils, perfect, regular, hypogynous; sepals 3, thick, leathery, imbricate; petals (4−) 5–12, in 1 or 2 (−4) whorls or in an indistinct spiral, slender, imbricate, usually free (connate up to the middle in Cinnamosma); stamens 6–12, connate into a tube; anthers extrorse, tetrasporangiate, adnate to the outer surface of the stamen tube; ovary superior, 1-locular, 2–6-carpellate, with a short, thick style and a 2–6-lobed stigma; placentae 2–6, parietal, with a single (?) or double row of 2 to many ovules on each placenta; ovules hemitropous, crassinucellar, bitegmic. Fruit a berry with 2 or more seeds; seeds with abundant, oily endosperm (in Cinnamosma ruminate); embryo small.

Keywords

Perforation Plate Pollen Morphology Wood Anatomy Solitary Flower Periclinal Outer Wall 
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