Danae

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Danae' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/danae/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

Family

  • Liliaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

berry
Fleshy indehiscent fruit with seed(s) immersed in pulp.
bisexual
See hermaphrodite.
capitate
Head-like.
inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.
receptacle
Enlarged end of a flower stalk that bears floral parts; (in some Podocarpaceae) fleshy structure bearing a seed formed by fusion of lowermost seed scales and peduncle.
stigma
(in a flower) The part of the carpel that receives pollen and on which it germinates. May be at the tip of a short or long style or may be reduced to a stigmatic surface at the apex of the ovary.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Danae' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/danae/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

A genus of one species, closely allied to Ruscus. It is, however, quite distinct in its terminal inflorescence, bisexual flowers, and unarmed ‘leaves’. The so-called ‘leaves’, as in Ruscus, are really flattened branches (phylloclades), but perfectly resemble leaves and serve the same functions. The flowers have a small whitish perianth (receptacle) with six short lobes; there is a fleshy rim below the lobes, and below this the stamens arise, their filaments united to form a tube; the ovary is rounded, the style short and slender, with a capitate stigma; the fruit is a fleshy berry.