Sericorema (Hook. f.) Lopr.
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 39. 1899.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Sericorema (Hook. f.) Lopr. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000035135. Accessed on: 27 Feb 2020'

Morphology

Leaves entire, alternate or occasionally opposite, semiterete from the more or less closely revolute margins, linear.

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    Much-branched erect, annual or perennial herbs.

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    Bracts persistent on the inflorescence axis.

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    Flowers in elongate, bracteate, spike-like thyrses formed of more or less distant, bibracteolate partial inflorescences consisting of a single fertile flower subtended by two modified sterile flowers to which a further fertile flower with a solitary sterile flower, and sometimes a further triad, may be added; sterile flowers consisting of a strap-shaped dentate process furnished on the abaxial surface with long, fine, smooth, unicellular hairs, these processes accrescent to become spinous-margined and indurate in fruit, fused with the indurate base of the partial inflorescence so that the latter falls as a unit complete with bracteoles.

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    Stamens 5; filaments filiform, delicate, fused at the base only, without intermediate pseudostaminodes; anthers narrow, bilocular, each theca with an awn-like tail at each end.

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    Perianth segments narrow, 3-nerved, long- or short-aristate.

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    Ovary uniovulate, somewhat compressed, delicate below; style very short, stigma with a tuft of penicillate hairs.

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    Capsule scarcely compressed, with a firm apex, delicate below; seed with copious endosperm.

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