Chamissoa

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Chamissoa

<<<<Flowers>Stamens>Filaments>Cup>Texture

membranous1
1. 004-003-002-001-001

<<<Flowers>Ovary>Stigma>Stigma number

2(-3)2
2. 004-004-001-001

<<<Flowers>Stamens>Anthers>Locule number

4-locular3
3. 004-003-003-001

<<<Flowers>Stamens>Filaments>Cup

united below into a cup4
4. 004-003-002-001

<<Flowers>Ovary>Stigma

stigmas .5
5. 004-004-001

<<Flowers>Stamens>Anthers

anthers , staminodia absent;6
6. 004-003-003

<<Flowers>Stamens>Filaments

filaments ,7
7. 004-003-002

<<Flowers>Stamens>Stamen number

58
8. 004-003-001

<<Flowers>Tepals>Shape

apiculate9
9. 004-002-002

<<Flowers>Tepals>Tepal number

510
10. 004-002-001

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Bract number

311
11. 003-003-001

<Flowers>Colour

white or greenish12
12. 004-001

<Flowers>Ovary

ovary at top with upturned rim,13
13. 004-004

<Flowers>Stamens

stamens ,14
14. 004-003

<Flowers>Tepals

tepals , free, scarious, prominently veined, ;15
15. 004-002

<Fruits>Seed number

1-seeded16
16. 005-001

<Fruits>Seeds

seed with prominent or inconspicuous aril.17
17. 005-002

<Habit>Stems

stems arcuate.18
18. 001-001

<Inflorescences>Bracts

bracts , stramineous, persistent, much shorter than perianth of lowest flower.19
19. 003-003

<Inflorescences>Flower number per cymule

few-flowered20
20. 003-002

<Inflorescences>Position

terminal and/or axillary21
21. 003-001

<Leaves>Texture

membranous22
22. 002-001

Description

Herbs, shrubs or lianas; stems arcuate. Leaves alternate, membranous, petiolate. Inflorescence of terminal and/or axillary cymes, thyrses or panicles, with spike-like branches bearing few-flowered cymules; bracts 3, stramineous, persistent, much shorter than perianth of lowest flower. Flowers bisexual or functionally unisexual, white or greenish; tepals 5, free, scarious, prominently veined, apiculate; stamens 5, filaments united below into a membranous cup, anthers 4-locular, staminodia absent; ovary at top with upturned rim, stigmas 2(-3). Fruit a dry, 1-seeded, circumscissile capsule; seed with prominent or inconspicuous aril.

Distribution

Guianas present, tropical and subtropical regions of the New World present
Species 2, in tropical and subtropical regions of the New World, including the Guianas.

Flowers

Flowers bisexual or functionally unisexual, ;23
23. 004

Fruits

Fruit a dry, , circumscissile capsule;24
24. 005

Habit

Herbs, shrubs or lianas;25
25. 001

Inflorescences

Inflorescence of cymes, thyrses or panicles, with spike-like branches bearing cymules;26
26. 003

Leaves

Leaves alternate, , petiolate.27
27. 002