Rawsonia Harv. & Sond.
  • Fl. Cap. 1: 67. 1860. (post 10 May 1860)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Rawsonia Harv. & Sond. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000032617. Accessed on: 01 Apr 2020'

Morphology

Perianth spirally arranged, consisting of 4–6 free, imbricate, concave and unequal sepals (the outer ones the smallest, the inner ones gradually larger), and 4–8 petals, similar to the sepals but successively larger towards the centre of the flower, and each bearing a fleshy glabrous or hairy scale-like basal appendage

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    Flowers small, white or pinkish, polygamous, i.e. the lower ones in the same inflorescence generally ♂, the upper 1–3 hermaphrodite or ♀, in axillary spike-like racemes

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    Leaves persistent, alternate, rather leathery, entire to crenate or spinulose-serrate, petiolate, penninerved, stipulate

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    Shrubs or trees

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    Seeds few, subglobose-angular; aril pergamaceous.

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    Fruit berry-like when first ripe, but tardily longitudinally dehiscent when dry into 3–5 sections; pericarp hard

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    Ovary on a concave receptacle, 1-locular, with 3–5 multi-ovulate placentas; style very short; stigmas 3–4(–5), radiate

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    Stamens numerous, biseriate in the hermaphrodite, multiseriate in the ♂ flowers, the inner row arising from the receptacle, the outer row attached at the base of the “scales”; filaments short; anthers subsagittate

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    Leaves petiolate; lamina often rather leathery, usually oblong or elliptic-oblong, margins spinulose-serrate.

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    Evergreen shrubs or small trees.

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    Stamens numerous, the inner row arising from the receptacle, the outer attached at the base to the petaloid scales.

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    Flowers in axillary spike-like or lax racemes, bisexual or male.

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    Ovary on a convex receptacle, 1-locular with 4–5 parietal multiovulate placentas; style very short; stigmas 4–5.

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    Sepals 4–5, free, imbricate, concave, unequal.

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    Fruit berry-like when first ripe but tardily longitudinally dehiscent when dry into 4–5 sections.

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    Petals similar to the sepals but rather larger, with petaloid scales larger than the petals, opposite each petal, and with a fleshy gland at their base.

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    Seeds few, subglobose.

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      Bibliography

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