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Escalloniaceae

Escalloniaceae R. Br. ex Dumort., Anal. Fam. Pl.: 35, 37 (1829), nom. cons.
  • J. LundbergEmail author
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Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 14)

Abstract

Subshrubs (Valdivia), shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, exstipulate, simple, entire, crenulate, or serrate to biserrate. Inflorescence axillary or terminal racemes, sometimes panicles, many-flowered (up to 800 flowers in some Escallonia), few-flowered (Anopterus, Forgesia, Valdivia and some Escallonia), or flowers solitary (some Escallonia). Flowers bisexual, rarely unisexual, actinomorphic, hypogynous to epigynous; sepals fused, 5(−9), persistent; petals free, 5(−9), imbricate, rarely valvate; nectary disk present, epigynous; stamens 5(−9), alternipetalous; filaments free; anthers basifixed or versatile, bisporangiate, introrse to extrorse; ovary of 2(−5) united carpels, inferior to superior, 1–3(−5)-locular, placentation parietal; ovules numerous to few; styles simple or two more or less separate stylodia (Anopterus, Forgesia); stigma capitate, 2–5-lobed. Fruits capsular, septicidal, opening from the top, rarely from the base (Escallonia), or indehiscent (Valdivia), with many to few seeds.

Keywords

Ursolic Acid Calyx Tube Stigma Capitate Serrate Leaf Nectar Disk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BotanyThe Swedish Museum of Natural HistoryStockholmSweden

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