Dichapetalum cymosum (Hook.) Engl.
  • Nat. Pflanzenfam.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dichapetalum cymosum (Hook.) Engl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000645168. Accessed on: 26 Nov 2020'

Morphology

Ovary villous; style c. 6 mm. long, deeply 3-divided.

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    Fruit 4 × 2·5 cm., obovoid.

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    Cymes up to 5 cm. long, c. 8-flowered; peduncle sparsely hairy or glabrous, partially adnate to the stem for c. 5 mm. above the axil; pedicels ± 2 mm. long; bracts c. 2 mm. long.

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    Sepals c. 7 mm. long, narrow, free almost to the base, tomentose at the apex, becoming glabrous towards the base.

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    Petals c. 7 mm. long, narrowly oblong, 2-fid for 2/3 their length, glabrous.

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    Stamens as long as petals.

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    Leaves subsessile; lamina 5–13 × 2–4·5 cm., narrowly oblong to oblanceolate, rounded and minutely mucronate at the apex, narrowed or cuneate at the base, papyraceous when young, glabrous on both surfaces, pale green below; lateral nerves c. 6 pairs, tertiary nerves markedly reticulate and prominent below; stipules c. 4 mm. long, linear, pilose.

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    Stems simple from a creeping woody rhizome, pubescent, striate.

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    Low rhizomatous suffrutex. Stipules narrowly triangular to subulate, (2-)3-6(-7) mm long. Leaves usually sessile, elliptic to obovate, up to 12 times as long as wide, 50-130 x 20-40 mm, nervation prominent. Inflorescence rather loose, distinctly branched. Petals and sepals narrowly oblong. Flowers white.

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    Habitat

    Grassland.

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