Kraussia Harv.
  • London J. Bot. 1: 21. 1842.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Kraussia Harv. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000020222. Accessed on: 29 Oct 2020'

Morphology

Stamens attached at the mouth of the tube, exserted and spreading; filaments short; anthers dorsifixed near the base, linear, with connective distinctly apiculate

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    Corolla-tube very shortly cylindrical at base, funnel-shaped or campanulate above, densely bearded at throat; lobes usually exceeding the tube in length, oblong-lanceolate or narrowly obovate

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    Disc annular

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    Leaves opposite, petiolate; blades usually drying grey to mahogany-brown, obtuse to acuminate, chartaceous to subcoriaceous; domatia often present; stipules triangular to lanceolate, sometimes apiculate

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    Seeds 2–6 per fruit, ± ovoid, usually with one flattened face, finely reticulate; hilar cavity or groove not present; endosperm entire.

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    Shrubs; branches glabrous or less often pubescent

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    Calyx glabrous to puberulous; tube ovate to turbinate; limb divided nearly to base into triangular lobes, rounded to acute, sometimes pubescent within

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    Ovary 2-locular; placentas attached near the top of the septum, large or moderately small, with 1–3 impressed ovules; style short, fleshy, swollen and usually spindle-shaped, glabrous; stigmatic club long, exserted, fusiform, with 10 membranous ciliate wings

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    Flowers hermaphrodite, 5-merous; inflorescence axillary, pedunculate, usually lax with well-developed pedicels; bracts and bracteoles present

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    Fruit globose, somewhat fleshy, 2-locular, containing numerous succulent red granules; calyx-limb persistent

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    Seeds 2–6 per fruit, ± ovoid or hemispherical, usually with one flattened face, finely reticulate; hilar cavity or groove not present; endosperm entire.

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    Fruit globose, somewhat fleshy, containing numerous red granules; calyx limb persistent.

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    Style short, fleshy, swollen and usually spindle-shaped, glabrous; pollen presenter long, exserted, fusiform, divided into 2 arms but these are usually held together save at the tip when mature, pubescent, with or less often without 10 membranous ciliate wings (not in the Flora area).

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    Stamens attached at the mouth of the tube, exserted and spreading; filaments short; anthers dorsifixed near the base, linear, with connective distinctly apiculate.

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    Ovary 2-locular; placentas attached near the top of the septum, large or moderately small with 1–3 impressed ovules.

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    Disk annular.

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    Corolla tube very shortly cylindrical at the base, funnel-shaped or campanulate above, densely bearded at the throat; lobes usually exceeding the tube in length, oblong-lanceolate or narrowly obovate.

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    Shrubs; branches glabrous or less often pubescent.

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    Leaves opposite, petiolate; blades usually drying grey to mahogany-brown, obtuse to acuminate, papery to subcoriaceous; domatia often present; stipules triangular to lanceolate, ridged, sometimes apiculate.

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    Flowers hermaphrodite, (4)5-merous, in axillary pedunculate inflorescences, usually laxly arranged with well developed pedicels (or rarely pedicels absent); bracts and bracteoles present.

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    Calyx glabrous to puberulous; tube ovoid to turbinate; limb-tube very reduced (or rarely not); lobes well developed, sometimes pubescent within.

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