Arthrocnemum Moq.
  • Chenop. Monogr. Enum. 111–113. 1840.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Arthrocnemum Moq. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000003162. Accessed on: 27 Feb 2020'

Morphology

Fruits with membranous or horny pericarp

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    Stamens 1, rarely 2, per flower

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    Calyx irregularly toothed or lobed and obtusely pyramidal at apex

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    Perennial herbs or thinly woody shrubs, erect or decumbent, glabrous, seemingly leafless, apparently built up of numerous, superposed, more or less tubular segments which are green and succulent and ultimately shrivel and fall away from the stem; each segment at apex forming a little cup, usually with two short teeth, embracing the base of the next higher segment

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    Flowers minute, hermaphrodite or unisexual, normally in threes, free or nearly so, a pair of threes to each fertile segment, the threes on opposite sides and immersed

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    Fertile segments aggregated into spikes at ends of stem and lateral branches, latter often very short; spikes ultimately disarticulating or not

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    Endosperm well-developed, lateral.

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    Embryo along one side of the seed, slightly curved or shaped like a comma, the radicle pointing downwards

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    Seeds “vertical” (i.e. laterally compressed); testa membranous or hard, glabrous, papillose or smooth

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      Bibliography

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