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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/31/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/31/2013)
Genus Elateriopsis Ernst.
PlaceOfPublication Flora 56: 257. 1873.
Note TYPE: E. caracasana Ernst.
Description Monoecious, tendriled vines; stems 5-sulcate. Leaves petiolate, entire, angu- late, or 3- to 5-lobate; tendrils 3- to 5-branched. Staminate flowers in axillary racemes; calyx campanulate, 5-lobate; corolla campanulate or spreading, 5- lobate; stamens 5, the filaments connate, the anthers connate, conduplicate, forming a subspherical head. Pistillate flowers solitary in the same axils as the staminate flowers; calyx and corolla as in the staminate flowers; ovary ovoid to fusiform, usually oblique, 3-carpellate, the styles 4, connate, erect, the stigmas 3, forming a peltate, irregularly-lobate head. Fruits ovate to fusiform, usually oblique, longitudinally dehiscent, with or without spines, usually fleshy; seeds several in each carpel, pendulous, subovate to obtusely triangular, compressed, the margins often undulate or notched, the testa smooth or rugulose.
Habit vines
Note Elateriopsis includes about five species in the Neotropics, a single species occurring in Panama.
Reference M. Crovetto, R. 1957. Revision critica del genero "Elateriopisis." Darwinia 11: 23-243.
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