Maerua kirkii F. White
  • Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2,


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Maerua kirkii F. White. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001290534. Accessed on: 24 Oct 2020'

Morphology

Fruit up to 1.7 cm. in diam., globose, bluntly apiculate, shining, minutely and smoothly verrucose.

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    Evergreen bush or small tree up to 5 m. tall; young branches scabrous-puberulous, sulcate.

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    Ovary on a gynophore up to 2.5 cm. long, ovoid; ovules c. 4 on 2 placentas; stigma subsessile, capitate.

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    Seeds 2–4 c. 1 x 0.5 cm., dark brown, oblong, ellipsoid; testa smooth.

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    Petals whitish, c. 0.6 x 3.5 mm., obovate-oblong, rounded at the apex, rounded at the base.

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    Sepals c. 9 x 5 mm., oblong, concave, rounded at the apex, pubescent on both sides.

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    Stamens c. 60 on filaments up to 3 cm. long; anthers 1.3 x 1 mm., broadly oblong.

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    Androgynophore exserted from the receptacle, 2.5–3 mm. long.

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    Receptacle 2.0 mm. long, 2.25 mm. wide at the mouth, funnel-shaped, pubescent outside, with a disk at the mouth inside which is rather thick, undulately lobed and 2 mm. long.

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    Leaves simple; lamina 4–12 x 2–5 cm., coriaceous, oblong-obovate, narrowly obovate-oblong or oblanceolate, apex rounded, obtuse or acute, mucronate, narrowed to an obtuse or subcordate base, scabrous-pubescent on both sides, rather shining above, dull below and with the nerves strongly raised, venation strongly reticulate, on puberulous petioles up to 5 mm. long.

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    Flowers numerous in terminal, dense, corymbose racemes; rhachis c. 1 cm. long, pubescent; pedicels up to 3 cm. long, pubescent; bracts 1–2.5 mm. long, subulate, trifid, pilose, persistent.

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    Inflorescence an elegant dense corymbose terminal raceme; pedicels up to 2.5 cm. long, rough.

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    Leaves petiolate, simple; blade oblong-obovate to oblanceolate, 4.5–17.5 cm. long, 2–3.7 cm. wide, apically obtuse to acute or shortly acuminate, sometimes rounded and emarginate, leathery, rough and shiny on the upper surface, glabrous or puberulous above when young, hairy beneath, with the nervation reticulately prominent beneath; petiole 3–5 mm. long.

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    Young branches coarsely and densely hairy.

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    Large shrub or small evergreen tree, up to 7 m. tall.

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    Sepals 7–8 mm. long, pubescent outside; receptacle ±1.5 mm. long.

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    Petals 5–6 mm. long, yellow with purple centres.

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    Stamens 50–60; filaments ± 3 cm. long, white.

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    Ovary obovoid or ellipsoid-spheroid, rather abruptly narrowed to the stigma, glabrous.

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    Fruits ellipsoid-spheroid, up to 3 cm. long, 2.5 cm. across, roughly verrucose, glabrous.

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    Fig. 6.

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    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
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