Polyalthia Blume
  • Fl. Javae Annonac.: 68. 1830.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Polyalthia Blume. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000030676. Accessed on: 28 Feb 2020'

General Information

Trees or shrubs. Inflorescences axillary, internodal, or leaf-opposed, sessile or shortly pedunculate, 1- to many flowered. Flowers usually bisexual. Sepals 3, usually small, valvate or rarely subimbricate in bud, free. Petals 6, in 2 whorls, free, valvate or rarely subimbricate in bud, subequal, flat and spreading; inner petals sometimes slightly larger or smaller than outer, concave and arched over stamens. Stamens usually many; anther locules cuneate; connectives apically orbicular or rhomboidal, concealing anther locules, apex flat-topped or slightly convex. Carpels rather few to many, free; ovules 1 or 2(or 3) per carpel, basal or sutural; styles absent, very short, or long; stigmas mostly dilated. Fruit apocarpous; monocarps few to many, short to long stipitate, mostly globose or ovoid, fleshy. Seeds 1 or 2(or 3) per monocarp, with a longitudinal circumferential groove.

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    Morphology

    Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary or in 2–many-flowered cymes or fascicles, extra-axillary, axillary or leaf-opposed or sometimes on leafless branches or on the trunk; bracts and bracteoles present

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    Trees or shrubs, not climbing, glabrous or with an indumentum of simple hairs

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    Petals 6, in 2 whorls of 3, both valvate, free, subequal or the outer slightly larger, variously shaped, linear, lanceolate, ovate, elliptic, oblong or obovate, often quite large and showy, red, orange, yellow, green or white

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    Sepals 3, valvate, much smaller than the petals

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    Carpels few to numerous, free, oblong, 1–5-ovuled, the ovules basal or superposed; style absent or almost so; stigma rectangular, globose or irregularly shaped, with a faint groove on inner side running down inner side of the ovary

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    Stamens mostly numerous, cuneiform; filaments very short; connective-prolongations flat-topped or slightly convex, covering the anther-cells, rhomboid or round in plan

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    Seeds sometimes with a longitudinal circumferential groove.

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    Monocarps few to many, indehiscent, ellipsoid, ovoid or subglobose, stipitate or subsessile, 1–5-seeded

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    Included Species

     Information From

    Annonaceae
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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    '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.
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    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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