Blepharocalyx O. Berg

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Article from New Trees, Ross Bayton & John Grimshaw

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'Blepharocalyx' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/blepharocalyx/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

Family

  • Myrtaceae

Synonyms

  • Heteromyrtus Blume
  • Temu O. Berg

Species in genus

Glossary

anthesis
Flowering period; when flower fully open and pollen beginning to be shed.
berry
Fleshy indehiscent fruit with seed(s) immersed in pulp.
bud
Immature shoot protected by scales that develops into leaves and/or flowers.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
dichasium
A type of cyme with lateral branches on both sides of the main axis.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
panicle
A much-branched inflorescence. paniculate Having the form of a panicle.
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.

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Credits

Article from New Trees, Ross Bayton & John Grimshaw

Recommended citation
'Blepharocalyx' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/blepharocalyx/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

Blepharocalyx is a genus of evergreen trees or shrubs found in South America and the Lesser Antilles, closely related to Pimenta Lindl. and resembling several other small myrtle-like trees. There are three species, but the only one known to be in cultivation is B. cruckshanksii. There are simple or branched hairs (whitish, yellowish or reddish brown) on several parts of the plant. The inflorescence is a dichasium with 3–15 flowers or a panicle with approximately 35 flowers. The flowers themselves are 4-merous; the calyx is lobed and either closed or open in the bud; if closed, it tears into four lobes at anthesis and falls; if open, it may fall cleanly at anthesis or remain until the fruit ripens; the petals are whitish; the stamens, approximately 80–160, are folded into the centre of the flower in bud. The fruit is a globose berry with 1–15 seeds (Landrum 1986).

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