Maerua brunnescens Wild
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Maerua brunnescens Wild. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000375710. Accessed on: 04 Apr 2020'

Morphology

Fruit c. 2.8 x 1.8 cm., oblong-ovoid, slightly verrucose.

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    Small shrub up to 2 m. tall, glabrous except for the sepal-margins; branches brownish, smooth, erect or sometimes sarmentose.

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    Seeds 7–10, c. 6.5 mm. in diam., subglobose, pale brown, slightly rugose.

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    Petals 0.

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    Androgynophore exserted from the receptacle, 6 mm. long.

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    Stamens c. 70; filaments 1 cm. long; anthers 1.5 x 0.7 mm., elliptic.

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    Ovary on a gynophore 1–1.2 cm. long and slightly sulcate below, oblong-ovoid; ovules 26–30 on 2 placentas; stigma sessile, capitate.

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    Leaves simple; lamina 2.5–7 x 1.8–3.5 cm., ovate, broadly oblong or broadly elliptic, apex usually obtuse or refuse, mucronulate, base rounded, margin cartilaginous, becoming brown when dry, nerves in 5–6 pairs, slightly prominent on both sides; petioles up to 9 mm. long.

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    Inflorescence racemose, terminal or axillary, up to 20 cm. long; pedicels 5–6 mm. long; bracts up to 6 mm. long, subulate or the lower ones like the leaves but smaller.

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    Receptacle 4.5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide at the mouth, cylindric, widening slightly at the mouth, with c. 12 longitudinal ribs.

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    Sepals c. 8.5 x 3.5 mm., narrowly oblong-ovate, apex acute, mucronate, margin shortly lanate.

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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
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    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature
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    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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