Mesanthemum Körn.
  • Linnaea 27: 527. 1856.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Mesanthemum Körn. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000023833. Accessed on: 14 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Female flowers: sepals free, resembling the male sepals, caducous; petals free at the base around the ovary, connate above into a fleshy cylindrical tube or sometimes free to the middle, equalling or longer than the sepals, glabrous or villous both outside and within, 3 linear brownishglands inserted ± 2/3 up the inside, petal-tube thinner above level of gland insertion, densely white-pilose at tip

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    Male flowers: sepals usually membranous, oblanceolate-oblong, concave, free or basally connate; petals connate into a fleshy infundibular tube with shallowly 3-lobed upper margin and basal stipe, petal-bases sometimes free, forming slits in petal-tube, 3 epipetalous glands towards the top within; stamens 6, arising from base of petal-tube; anthers yellowish, exserted above the corolla-rim at anthesis, later retracted into petal-tube; vestigial gynoecium present

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    Seeds subglobose, brown, densely covered in white hair-like projections.

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    Leaves in a basal rosette, linear, spongy

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    Perennials from a stout tough rhizome or rarely slender annuals (annuals confined to West Africa); leaves and scapes frequently hairy

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    Capitulum globose or flattened; involucral bracts in several imbricate series, coriaceous with scarious margins, innermost sometimes radiating beyond the periphery of the white-hairy floral disc; floral bracts and flowers embedded in a woolly cushion of long receptacular hairs; floral bracts filiform with expanded hairy tips; flowers trimerous, pedicellate

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    Scapes few, unbranched, many-ribbed, arising from the leaf axils; sheaths obliquely slit, the limb acute

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Kimpouni in Fragm. Fl. Geobot. 39: 147–160 (1994)
    • 2 Meikle in F.W.T.A., ed. 2, 3: 64 (1968)
    • 3 H. Hess in Ber. Schweiz. Bot. Ges. 65: 178 (1955)
    • 4 Jacq.-Fél. in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 94: 143–151 (1947)
    • 5 Ruhland in E.P. 4, 30: 117 (1903)
    • 6 N.E. Br. in F.T.A. 8: 260 (1901)
    • 7 in Linnaea 27: 572 (1856)
    • 8 Eriocaulaceae, Sylvia Phillips. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1997
    • 9 Linnaea 27: 527. 1856.

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