Tetracera alnifolia Willd.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Tetracera alnifolia Willd. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000409096. Accessed on: 11 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Large liane, flowers white

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    Flowers white in ample, terminal panicles c. 20 x 10 cm.; branches of inflorescence pubescent or glabrescent.

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    Sepals c. 7 x 5 mm., rotund-concave, obtuse, sparsely pubescent or glabrescent outside, glabrous within.

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    Petals c. 8 x 6 mm., broadly obovate, truncate or emarginate.

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    Stamens c. 5 mm. long.

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    Woody liane up to 15 m. or more tall, main stems up to 10 cm. in diam., young stems sparsely appressed-hairy or glabrescent.

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    Leaf-lamina up to 15 x 8 cm., oblong, oblong-elliptic or broadly elliptic, apex rounded, subacute or emarginate, margin entire or sinuate-dentate, often recurved, very minutely tuberculate-scabrid on both sides or almost smooth, very sparsely appressed-hairy beneath or glabrous, petiole up to 2.5 cm. long, appressed-pubescent or glabrescent, often very narrowly winged.

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    Seeds few, c. 5 mm. in diam., shining black, very minutely reticulate, compressed globose; aril orange, enclosing the seed, fimbriate.

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    Carpels 3, glabrous or nearly so; styles divergent, protruding a short way beyond the anthers.

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    Fruiting carpels c. 1 x 0.75 cm., dull red, woody, ovoid, apiculate.

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    Ecology

    Frequent on the sea coast, in mangrove swamps, and also inland.

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      Bibliography

     Information From

    Dilleniaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FWTA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
    • C The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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