Rapateaceae Dumort.
  • Anal. Fam. Pl. 60, 62. 1829.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Rapateaceae Dumort. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-7000000515. Accessed on: 21 Nov 2019'

Morphology

Seeds with copious mealy endosperm

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    Ovules few to solitary, basal or axile

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    Fruit a capsule, opening by 3 valves septate in the middle

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    Stamens 6, inserted in the tube; anthers basifixed, 4-locular, loculi confluent at the top and opening by 1 or 2 pores or by a terminal cleft

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    Ovary superior, perfectly or imperfectly 3-locular; style simple

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    Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic

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    Perianth double, the outer hyaline, lobes chaffy, rigid, imbricate, inner tubular, hyaline, lobes ovate, spreading, broadly imbricate

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    Perennial herbs with a thick rhizome

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    Inflorescence scapose, capitate or unilaterally spicate

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    Leaves radical, narrow, with parallel lateral nerves

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