Lettowianthus stellatus Diels
  • Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Lettowianthus stellatus Diels. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001066193. Accessed on: 20 Jan 2020'

Morphology

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    Tree 10–15 m. tall; young stems finely yellowish grey pubescent, soon glabrous, rather pale brown, ridged, lenticellate; older stems with rather rough grey-brown bark, fairly smooth or somewhat longitudinally furrowed.

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    Leaf-blades obovate or obovate-elliptic, 3–17 cm. long, 1.5–8 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, membranous, at first finely pubescent beneath with short hairs particularly on the midrib and margin, later glabrescent; lateral nerves prominent beneath; petiole 3–8 mm. long, finely pubescent when young.

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    Monocarps probably usually about 20, 1.2–1.8 cm. in diameter, not constricted between the seeds, dark coloured when dry, glabrous; stipes 1.5–3 cm. long, rather slender.

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    Flowers peach-scented; peduncles 1.3–1.8 cm. long, finely puberulous with yellowish fasciculate (but scarcely stellate) hairs; bracts elliptic, 5–8 mm. long, 4–6 mm. wide, densely yellowish tomentellous.

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    Seeds globose or plano-convex, pale yellow-brown, 1.3–1.4 cm. long, 1.1–1.3 cm. wide, 7–9mm. thick, obscurely rugose.

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    Stamens 3.5–4.5 mm. long.

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    Carpels: ovary 1.8–2.5 mm. long; style 2.5–3.5 mm. long.

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    Sepals narrowly elliptic or ovate, (0.8–)1–1.8 cm. long, 8–9 mm. wide, at length reflexed, densely tomentellous with fasciculate hairs.

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    Petals green or yellow, oblong-lanceolate, the outer 2–3 cm. long, 1–1.2 cm. wide, the inner 3–4 cm. long, 0.8–1.4 cm. wide, obtuse, finely and sparsely puberulous towards the apex.

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