Lardizabala

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Lardizabala' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lardizabala/). Accessed 2020-01-18.

Family

  • Lardizabalaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

berry
Fleshy indehiscent fruit with seed(s) immersed in pulp.
carpel
Female reproductive organ of a flower. Composed of ovary style and stigma. Typically several carpels are fused together in each flower (syncarpous). The number of them can be of taxonomic significance; it can often be assessed by counting the stigma branches or the chambers in the fruit.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
stigma
(in a flower) The part of the carpel that receives pollen and on which it germinates. May be at the tip of a short or long style or may be reduced to a stigmatic surface at the apex of the ovary.
unisexual
Having only male or female organs in a flower.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lardizabala' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lardizabala/). Accessed 2020-01-18.

A genus of one or two species of climbing shrubs, the one described here confined to Chile. The leading characters are: Flowers functionally unisexual with six fleshy sepals, in two series of three, the much reduced petals (honey-leaves) opposite the sepals; functionally male flowers with six stamens united by their filaments into a short tube, enclosing three rudimentary carpels; functionally female flowers with three, sometimes six, erect carpels, each comprising a subcylindrical ovary surmounted by a conical papillose stigma, and with six free sterile stamens; fruit a sausage-shaped, many-seeded berry developed from one carpel.

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