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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
Genus VELLOZIA Vand.
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Lusit. & Bras. Sp. 32. t. 2. 1788.
Synonym Vellosia Spreng. Syst. 3:338. 1826, sphalm. Vellozoa Lem. Jard. Fleur. 4: t. 390. 1853.
Description Shrubby plants with rather stout, dichotomously branched stems covered with the persistent bases of fallen leaves; leaves crowded at the tips of the branches, stiff and narrow; flowers solitary on long peduncles in the axils of the upper leaves, perfect, regular, sometimes rather showy; perianth segments 6, free, the outer occasionally somewhat calycine; stamens 6 or more; filaments united to the base of the perianth segments; anthers basifixed, longitudinally dehiscent; pistil inferior, 3-celled, the style slender, with a capitate or 3-lobed stigma; fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds numerous, borne on stalked axile placentas.
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