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Cephalotaceae

  • J. G. Conran
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Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 6)

Abstract

Perennial carnivorous evergreen herbs. Rootstock a thick, knotty rhizome, roots fibrous. Stems 0. Leaves borne in rosettes at rhizome apices, alternate, exstipular, petiolate, fine-hairy, alternately spathulate-obovate or pitcher-shaped and insect-trapping. Inflorescence a thyrse with scorpoid cymes. Flowers hermaphroditic, small, calyx well developed, basally connate, rotate, purplish-white; limb 6–lobed; lobes imbricate in bud; corolla 0; stamens 12 in two whorls of six; petals 0; filaments free, divergent; anthers dorsifixed, versatile, with a dorsal-connective appendage, 2-thecate, 4-sporangiate, introrse, opening by lateral slits; disk intrastaminal, trichomatous-papillose; gynoecium of 6 free carpels alternating with the inner stamens and sepals; ovaries superior, 1-locular with 1–2 erect anatropous ovules; stylodia terminal, straight, ventrally papillate near the apex. Fruit 1–2-seeded, hairy indehiscent leathery follicles; seeds small, ovoid, brown with a membranous testa; endosperm copious, granulose; embryo minute, linear.

Keywords

Ellagic Acid Carnivorous Plant Large Gland Small Gland Paracytic Stomata 
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