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Joinvilleaceae

  • C. Bayer
  • O. Appel
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Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 4)

Abstract

Perennial herbs from condensed, sympodial rhizomes; aerial shoots erect, unbranched, hollow except for the nodes, terete or rarely compressed. Leaves distichous; sheath open, more or less ligulate; blade linear-lanceolate with constricted base, pubescent, plicate, the veins anastomosing. Inflorescence terminal, many-flowered, paniculiform, bracteate. Flowers (sub-)sessile, hermaphroditic, actinomorphic, pentacyclic, trimerous. Tepals free or almost so, dry, bractlike with thickened bases, concave, persistent. Stamens free or slightly adnate to the perianth base; anthers basifixed, sagittate, dithecal, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits. Ovary superior, globose, trilocular, each locule containing a single, atropous, apical-axile, pendulous ovule; styluli 3, free or slightly connate at the base; stigmas feathery, papillate. Fruit drupaceous, 3-1-seeded, whitish or reddish to black at maturity. Seeds with copious, starchy endosperm and minute discoid embryo.

Keywords

Calcium Oxalate Pollen Morphology Royal Botanic Garden Starchy Endosperm Arnold Arbor 
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