Maerua acuminata Oliv.
  • Fl. Trop. Afr.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Maerua acuminata Oliv. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001290546. Accessed on: 24 Oct 2020'

Morphology

Inflorescence of axillary, corymbose racemes collected towards the ends of the branches; peduncles 1–2 cm. long, slender; pedicels up to 2 cm. long, slender; bracts trifid, c. 1 mm. long, subulate.

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    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 4–6.4 x 1.5–3 cm., lateral leaflets somewhat smaller, narrowly ovate to ovate, apex acuminate, mucronate, base rounded or obtuse, nerves in 6–7 pairs, not prominent; petiole up to 3.3 cm. long; petiolules up to 5.5 mm. long.

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    Androgynophore the same length as the receptacle.

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    Stamens 25–30; anthers 1.5 x 0.75 mm., oblong.

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    Sepals c. 8 x 3.5 mm., oblong-elliptic, rounded at the apex, mucronulate, densely papillose at the margin.

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    Petals 0.

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    Ovary on a gynophore c. 1.75 cm. long, oblong-cylindric; ovules c. 20 on 2 placentas; stigma sessile, capitate.

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    Fruit not so far known.

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    Small shrub, glabrous except for the sepal margins; branches slender, finely striate.

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    Receptacle 3.5 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide at the mouth, cylindric, with a denticulate-undulate rim 0.5 mm. wide at its lip within.

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    Fruits unknown.

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    Ovary ellipsoid-cylindrical, ± 2 mm. long at anthesis; stigma capitate.

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    Shrub with brittle twigs, glabrous but for the margin of the sepals.

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    Stamens about 25; filaments 1–2 cm. long.

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    Petals 0.

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    Sepals ± 6–7 mm. long, marginally tomentellous; receptacle narrowly cylindrical, ± 3 mm. long; disk with a free rim up to 0.75 mm. long, unevenly dentate.

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    Inflorescence a short lateral or terminal corymbose raceme; pedicels slender, stiffly spreading, ± 1.5–2 cm. long.

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    Leaves petiolate, simple or 3-foliolate; blade ovate, 3–6.5 cm. long, 1–2.6 cm. wide, acuminate, the midrib excurrent as a mucro, basally broadly cuneate to rounded, papery, coppery-green above, paler beneath; petiole up to 3.5 cm. long.

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