Maerua triphylla A. Rich.
  • Tent. Fl. Abyss.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Maerua triphylla A. Rich. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001290558. Accessed on: 24 Oct 2020'

Morphology

Erect or scandent shrub or small tree, 5–7.5 m. tall.

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    Sepals 5–9 mm. long, hairy or glabrous outside, with the margin generally densely white-puberulent; receptacle narrowly cylindrical, 2–5 mm. long; disk with a free rim, usually unevenlydentate, sometimes subentire.

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    Inflorescence a simple or branched corymbose raceme; pedicels 1–2 cm. long.

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    Leaves petiolate, simple or 1–3-foliolate; blade lanceolate, ovate, elliptic or obovate, 1.5–10 cm. long, 0.6–4.5 cm. wide, apically obtuse, acute or rounded, emarginate, usually mucronate, glabrous or pubescent; petiole up to 3 cm. long.

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    Twigs glabrous or pubescent.

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    Fruits globose or more usually ellipsoid or cylindrical, commonly rather clearly constricted between the seeds, up to 5 cm. long, 0.7–1.5 cm. in diameter.

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    Gynophore l.5–2.5(–3) cm. long; ovary narrowly cylindrical to ovoid or globose, 1–3 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent; stigma sessile and flattened-capitate.

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    Androphore about as long as the receptacle; stamens (10–)15–28, 15–20 mm. long.

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    Petals obovate, 3–5 mm. long, clawed, whitish or greenish.

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     Information From

    Capparaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    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
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International