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AuthorP.J.M. Maas
TitleGentianaceae
JournalFlora of the Netherlands Antilles
Volume2
Year1982
Issue3
Pages299-301
ISSN1382-2845
AbstractHerbs, sometimes saprophytic. Leaves opposite, simple, often connate at the base. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, bracteate and bracteolate, arranged in cymose inflorescences or flowers solitary and terminal. Calyx 4—5-merous, tubular, often with discoid scales at the inner base. Corolla 4—5-merous, tubular, salvershaped, the lobes contorted in bud. Stamens implanted in the corolla-tube, as many as the corolla-lobes, episepalous, anthers with distinct filaments or subsessile, 2-celled, introrse, longitudinally dehiscing. Ovary superior, unilocular, with 2 intruded parietal placentas, ovules oo, anatropous. Style simple, stigma 2-lobed to capitate. Fruit a longitudinally dehiscing capsule, seeds oo, small, with a small embryo, endosperm fleshy. About 800 species in 70 genera, all over the world.
Document typearticle
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