Pupalia Juss.
  • Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 2: 132. 1803.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Pupalia Juss. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000032188. Accessed on: 18 Feb 2020'

Morphology

Fruit a thin-walled capsule irregularly ruptured below the firm apex by the developing seed.

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    Bracts persistent, finally more or less deflexed, entire partial inflorescences falling intact in fruit.

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    Spines of modified flowers at first very small, rapidly accrescent, finally disposed in 3 or occasionally more stalked clusters of 5–20 spines in 1–3 ranks, the clusters stellately or occasionally dendroidly set on a common stalk, subequalling to much exceeding the perianth and serving as a means of distributing the fruit.

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    Endosperm copious.

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    Inflorescence a spiciform bracteate thyrse terminal on the stem and branches, each bract subtending a single hermaphrodite flower on each side of which is set a bracteolate modified flower consisting of a number of sharply hooked spines, or, more commonly, each bract containing a hermaphrodite flower sub tended by two or more such triads each contained with a large bracteole.

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    Seed oblong-ovoid or ovoid, slightly compressed.

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    Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs with entire, opposite leaves.

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    Ovary with a single, pendulous ovule.

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    Style slender, stigma capitate.

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    Stamens 5, the filaments delicate to rather solid, fused at the extreme base on to a fleshy, lobed, disk-like cup into which the base of the ovary is narrowed; pseudostaminodes absent; anthers bilocular.

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    Perianth segments 5.

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    Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs with entire opposite leaves

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    Spines of modified flowers at first very small, rapidly accrescent, finally disposed in 3 or occasionally more stalked clusters of 5–20 spines in 1–3 ranks, the clusters stellately or occasionally dendroidly set on a common peduncle, subequalling to much exceeding the perianth and serving as a means of distributing the fruit; bracts persistent, finally ± deflexed; entire partial inflorescences falling intact in fruit

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    Inflorescence a spiciform bracteate thyrse terminal on the stem and branches, each bract subtending a single hermaphrodite flower on each side of which is set a bracteolate modified flower consisting of a number of sharply hooked spines, or, more commonly, each bract containing a hermaphrodite flower subtended by 2 or more such triads each contained within a large bracteole

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    Seed oblong-ovoid or ovoid, slightly compressed; endosperm copious.

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    Perianth-segments 5

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    Stamens 5; filaments delicate to rather solid, fused at the extreme base on to a fleshy lobed disk-like cup into which the base of the ovary is narrowed; pseudostaminodes absent; anthers bilocular

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    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style slender; stigma capitate

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    Fruit a thin-walled capsule, irregularly ruptured below the firm apex by the developing seed

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      Bibliography

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    Amaranthaceae
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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