Nelsia Schinz
  • Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 56: 247. 1911[1912].


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Nelsia Schinz. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000025519. Accessed on: 27 Feb 2020'

Morphology

Ovary uniovulate, somewhat compressed, delicate below; style slender, stigma solitary and capitate.

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    Capsule scarcely compressed, the very delicate base more or less immersed in the indurate base of the partial inflorescence, the apex in the one species known in ripe fruit with a firm to rather narrow, raised apical rim; seed with copious endosperm.

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    Perianth segments 5, narrow, 3-nerved, mucronate, hyaline-margined.

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    Erect annual or perennial herbs.

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    Stamens 5; filaments filiform, delicate, fused below with the interposed flabellate pseudostaminodes; anthers narrow, bilocular.

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    Leaves entire, opposite on simple or branched stems.

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    Partial inflorescences consisting of two solitary fertile flowers accompanied by one or two lateral bracteolate triads of a central fertile flower subtended by two lateral bracteolate sterile flowers; sterile flowers consisting of long, narrowly bracteoliform, plumose-pilose processes, some short scale-like processes (probably reduced perianths) frequently also present at fruit-fall; partial inflorescences (in the one species in which ripe fruit is known) very indurate at the base in fruit, falling as a burr-like unit complete with bracteoles.

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    Bracts persistent on the inflorescence axis.

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    Flowers in sessile or pedunculate, spike-like, densely silky-hairy, terminal or axillary bracteate thyrses, each bract subtending a bibracteolate partial inflorescence.

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