Sladeniaceae

  • P. F. Stevens
  • A. L. Weitzman
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Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 6)

Abstract

Evergreen trees; hairs unicellular. Leaves spiral or distichous, margins toothed or entire, secondary veins pinnate, stipules none. Inflorescences axillary, dichasial. Flowers small, 5(6)-merous; sepals and petals imbricate; sepals free; petals free or basally connate; stamens (8-)10–15, free or adnate to corolla, anthers basifixed, dehiscing by apical pores or slits; nectary none; gynoecium 3- or 5carpellate; ovules axile, 2 or many per carpel; style short, with sometimes very short style branches; fruit schizocarpic, endocarp crustaceous, or a loculicidal capsule with persistent columella, calyx persistent; seeds winged or not, testa crustose; embryo straight, endosperm copious; n = 24.

Keywords

Cretaceous Perforation Tate rbcL Sudan 

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