Smyrniopsis

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Authors: Boiss.
Protologue: Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 3, 1844 2: 72
Synonyms: No synonyms
Type species: Smyrniopsis aucheri
Type species authors: Boiss.
Type species synonyms: No synonyms
Number of species: 1
Distribution: Asia (SW, the Caucasus)
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; elliptic; with carpophore bifid to the base; beak absent; mericarps homomorphic; tuberculate; 6.0-10.0 mm long; 3.0-3.6 mm broad; terete; with primary ribs; all primary ribs equal, keeled; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth prominent or calyx teeth obsolete; short; triangular; stylopodia low conical; styles long; recurved; cell borders distinct; cells isodiametric; anticlinal walls convex; outer cell walls concave; cuticle smooth; exocarp cells small; commissure intermediate; inner fibrous mesocarp present, continous; mesocarp parenchyma partly composed of cells with lignified pitted walls; vascular bundles compact; situated medially in primary ribs; vittae vallecular and commissural; solitary in furrows or 2–5 in each furrow; two on commissural side or 4–10 on commissural side; rib sectetory ducts large, present in all ribs; endocarp not lignified; crystals obsolete; endosperm with mushroom-like groove on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.

Note: secretory ducts in furrow short, in inconstant number at cross section, concave at fruit surface; there are small secretory ducts in funicle СЭМ: Границы клеток большей частью различимы, клетки изодиаметрические, антиклинальные стенки выпуклые или с узким желобком, наружные периклинальные стенки вогнутые. Кутикула гладкая.