Portenschlagiella

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Authors: Tutin
Protologue: Feddes Repert. 74, 1: 32
Synonyms: Portenschlagia Vis. nom. inval.
Type species: Portenschlagiella ramosissima
Type species authors: (Portenschl. ex Spreng.) Tutin
Type species synonyms: Athananta ramosissima Portenschl. ex Spreng.
Number of species: 1
Distribution: Europe (S, SE)
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; elliptic; with carpophore bifid to the base; beak absent; mericarps homomorphic; densely hairy; 5.5-6.3 mm long; 2.0-2.4 mm broad; slightly compressed dorsally; with primary and secondary ribs; all primary ribs equal, keeled; mericarp ribs straight; secondary ribs filiform or secondary ribs keeled; calyx teeth prominent; equal to stylopodium; lanceolate; stylopodia low conical; styles short; spreading; cell borders indistinct; surface irregularly rugate; cuticle smooth or cuticle sparse striate; cuticle on hairs tuberculate; exocarp cells small; commissure broad, exocarp interrupted near edges of marginal ribs; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; mesocarp parenchyma not lignified; vascular bundles compact; situated in primary rib bases; vittae vallecular and commissural; solitary in furrows; two on commissural side; rib sectetory ducts large, present in all ribs; endocarp not lignified; crystals obsolete; endosperm flat, slightly convex or slightly concave on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.

Note: besides solitary vallecular and two commissural vittae there are additional vittae in rib bases, similar to vallecular vittae; commissural vittae large СЭМ: Границы клеток неразличимы, поверхность на ребрах продольно морщинистая, в понижениях беспорядочно морщинистая, кутикула гладкая или расставленно струйчатая. Волоски 60-200 мкм длиной, несплюснутые, остроконечные, с бугорчатой кутикулой.