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27. Djinga C. Cusset

Djinga C. Cusset, Flore du Cameroun 30: 58 (1987).

Roots crustose or ribbon-like; stems arising endogenously along root margin, elongate, up to 12 cm or more long, irregularly branched, with long shoots or rosette-like short shoots. Leaves 0.5--1.5 cm long, subulate, entire or once forked. Spathellas ovoid to elliptic, arising in a rosette of linear or scale-like leaves. Flowers erect or inclined in spathella, solitary or 3 or 4 as part of dense short shoots; subsessile at anthesis; pedicels hardly elongating in fruit, up to 4 mm long; tepals 2, linear, much shorter than filament; stamen 1; filament 1.2--1.4 mm long; pollen in monads or in loose dyads; ovaries 1-locular. Capsules globose to subglobose, ± 1.2 mm long; valves unequal, each with 3 ribs; ribs somewhat flattened, wider than  furrows; stigmas equal, linear to lanceolate and flattened, 0.7--0.8 mm long. One sp., D. felicis C. Cusset, Cameroon.







Subfam. Podostemoideae

Djinga felicis. A Plant with flower buds (1 cm). B Flower emerging from spathella (0.5 mm). C Capsule (0.5 mm).

Cook & Rutishauser 2007


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