Ellipanthus Hook. f.
  • Gen. Pl. 1: 431, 434. 1862.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Ellipanthus Hook. f. Published on the Internet; http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000013227. Accessed on: 22 Oct 2019'

General Information

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves 1-foliolate; petiole articulate; leaf blade entire at margin. Inflorescences axillary, paniculate to glomerulate-racemose, small; bracts lanceolate, small, soon falling. Flowers bisexual (when protandrous) or unisexual (when plants dioecious), 4-or 5-merous. Sepals 4 or 5, valvate in bud, densely hairy abaxially, persistent but not enlarged after anthesis. Petals 4 or 5, free, imbricate in bud, longer than sepals. Stamens 2 × as many as petals, those opposite sepals well developed, those opposite petals much smaller and staminodal; filaments connate at base into a tube. Carpel 1, somewhat laterally inserted; ovary obliquely ovoid, flattened, hairy; ovules 2, erect, collateral. Style slender, hairy; stigma disk-shaped to 2-lobed, large. Follicle yellowish to brownish when mature, ovoid, tomentose abaxially, slightly to strongly abaxially geniculate, basal part narrowed into a short to long stipe, fertile part dehiscing by a longitudinal slit, with persistent calyx; pericarp woody. Seed 1, ellipsoid, obtuse at both ends; testa mostly black and glossy, basal part covered with a yellowish to orange, thin aril; endosperm ca. 1 mm thick, hard.

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    • Morphology

      Fruit an ovoid, obliquely pyriform or cymbiform follicle, acute at apex, narrowed into a basal stipe, densely hairy externally; dehiscence by ventral suture, seed retained but exposed within pericarp, the latter splitting from apex towards base, pericarp dry and tough at maturity

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      Flowers with dimorphic androecium and gynoecium

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      Carpel solitary, ovary and style villous, stigma capitate, ovules inserted on ventral suture

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      Inflorescences racemose or paniculate, axillary

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      Shrubs or small trees, with unifoliolate, alternate leaves

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      Testa of seed dark and shining, aril ± basal, oblique, membranous; endosperm present, forming a thin layer around cotyledons, the latter fleshy, somewhat flattened, radicle apical.

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      Petals 5, glabrous to pubescent

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      Stamens 10; 5 episepalous fertile, longer than 5 epipetalous staminodes; all connate into a basal tube, tube hairy internally

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      Sepals 5, ± valvate

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      Connaraceae
      World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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      Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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      'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
      • B Missouri Botanical Garden
      Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
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      World Flora Online consortium
      http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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