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38. Winklerella Engler

Winklerella Engler, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 97 (1905).

Roots crustose or ribbon-like, 4--5 mm wide; stems simple or branched, 1--3 cm long. Leaves up to 6 mm long, once or twice forked into linear segments; ultimate segments filamentous. Spathellas obovoid. Flowers inverted in unruptured spathella, solitary or in clusters; pedicel up to 1 cm long in fruit; tepals 2, very small, not more than 0.2 mm long, one each side of andropodium base; stamens 2 (3); pollen in monads; ovaries 1-locular. Capsules ovate in outline, strongly flattened laterally with 2 lateral wings, each longer than capsule and forming 2 flattened, horn-like protuberances each side of stigmas; valves equal; stigmas linear. One sp., W. dichotoma Engler, Edéa, Cameroon.







Subfam. Podostemoideae

Winklerella dichotoma. A Distal part of flowering shoot (2.5 mm). B Flower (1 mm). C Transverse section of a capsule.

Cook & Rutishauser 2007

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