Trochocarpa

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

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'Trochocarpa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/trochocarpa/). Accessed 2019-12-12.

Family

  • Epacridaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
axillary
Situated in an axil.
bract
Reduced leaf often subtending flower or inflorescence.
campanulate
Bell-shaped.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
endemic
(of a plant or an animal) Found in a native state only within a defined region or country.
sessile
Lacking a stem or stalk.
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.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Trochocarpa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/trochocarpa/). Accessed 2019-12-12.

A genus of a few specie's of evergreen trees and shrubs, ranging from N. Borneo to Australia, with four species endemic to Tasmania. Leaves leathery, short-stalked, mostly alternate. Flowers sessile in short terminal or axillary spikes, each subtended by a bract and two bracteoles. Corolla cylindric or campanulate, with spreading lobes which are usually shorter than the tube. Stamens five, inserted on the corolla-tube and alternating with the lobes. Ovary ten-chambered; style one, with a small stigma. Fruit fleshy, containing an apparently single stone, which eventually separates into ten one-seeded nutlets (pyrenes).

The best known species and the type of the genus is T. laurina R. Br., a small tree sometimes cultivated in the temperate house and hardy in the Scilly Islands.

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