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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/13/2013)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 3/13/2013)
Family VOCHYSIACEAE
Contributor ANDRE ROBYNS
Description Trees or shrubs, infrequently herbs, often with resinous sap. Leaves opposite or verticillate, the stipules small and deciduous or absent, sometimes reduced to glands, the blade simple, entire-margined, penninerved. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, racemose, paniculate or thyrsoid, sometimes flowers axillary and solitary. Flowers X, obliquely zygomorphic, usually bibracteolate; calyx gamo- sepalous, the 5 lobes quincuncial, unequal or rarely subequal, one of the lateral lobes (the fourth one) usually much larger than the other ones and spurred or gibbous at the base; corolla usually perigynously inserted on the calyx, the petals free, rarely 5 and imbricate, usually 1 or 3, unequal and convolute, unguiculate, variously colored; androecium inserted with the corolla, reduced to 1 fertile stamen, the anther introrse, bithecate, longitudinally dehiscent; pollen 3-colporate; stami- nodes often present; gynoecium 3-carpellate, the ovary superior, 3-locular and with 1-oo ovules per cell, rarely ovary almost inferior and I-locular with 1-2 ovules, the placentation axile, the ovules anatropous; style simple, the stigma 1. Fruits usually capsular and loculicidally 3-valvate or infrequently unilocular, indehiscent and enclosed by the accrescent calyx lobes (samaroid); seeds alate, the wing mostly unilateral and consisting of numerous long hairs inserted on the testa, exalbumi- nous; embryo straight; cotyledons mostly convolute.
Habit Trees shrubs
Habit herbs
Key a. Petals 3; stamen alternating with the third and fifth sepals (i.e. opposite the anterior petal); locules of the ovary 2-ovulate ... 1. Vochysia aa. Petal 1; stamen opposite the fifth sepal; locules of the ovary several-ovulate, the ovules biseriate - 2. Qualea
 
 
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