Melicytus

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

Recommended citation
'Melicytus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/melicytus/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

Family

  • Violaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

endemic
(of a plant or an animal) Found in a native state only within a defined region or country.
sessile
Lacking a stem or stalk.
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.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Melicytus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/melicytus/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

A genus of six species, all natives of New Zealand (one extending to some of the islands of the S.W. Pacific, the others endemic). It is allied to Hymenanthera but differs in its free anthers and almost sessile, three- to eight-lobed stigma (but one species, not treated here, is anomalous and in some respects intermediate between the two genera).