Tetracera potatoria Afzel. ex G.Don
  • Gen. Hist.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Tetracera potatoria Afzel. ex G.Don. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000408348. Accessed on: 12 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Scandent shrub or liane, to 30 ft. high

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    Flowers white, sweet scented.

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    Fruiting carpels obovoid, up to 8 mm. long, 6 mm. wide, striate, keeled, bearing remains of persistent styles.

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    Ovules few per carpel; placentation parietal; styles free, filamentous.

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    Carpels 3–4, hirsute.

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    Stamen-filaments up to 6 mm. long; anther-thecae divergent at their base.

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    Scandent shrub or climber up to 5 m. long.

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    Seeds 1 per carpel, up to 5 mm. in diameter, black, glossy; aril fimbriate, sheathing and slightly longer than seed.

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    Young branches greenish-brown rapidly turning red-brown, scabrid with appressed reddish-brown hairs; older bark flaking off in longitudinal strips.

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    Fig. 1/10–12, p. 2.

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    Sepals 4–5, varying in size, innermost pair up to 5 mm. long, glabrous to ± pubescent outside, densely silky within, persistent in fruit.

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    Petals 4–5, obovate, not emarginate, up to 1 cm. long, 0.6 cm. wide, ± glabrous, sometimes with small patch of hairs towards base, imbricate, caducous.

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    Leaf-blade oblong to broadly elliptic, 3.5–14.0 cm. long, 2.5–5.5 cm. wide, entire to slightly undulate, in W. Africa often dentate towards apex which is obtuse to very broadly acute, rounded at base, scabrid above and beneath; secondary veins 6–9 pairs, ± parallel, impressed above, prominent beneath; midrib and secondary veins sparsely pilose; petiole 9–18 mm. long, slightly scabrid, sometimes winged towards base.

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    Inflorescence paniculate, many-flowered, terminal on first year leafy shoots; flowers white, sweet-scented; pedicels densely pilose, indumentum rusty brown; bracts lanceolate to ± ovate.

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