Astydamia

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Authors: DC.
Protologue: Coll. Mem. 5 (Mem. fam. Ombellif.), 1829: 53, 74
Synonyms: No synonyms
Type species: Astydamia canariensis
Type species authors: (Spreng.) DC.
Type species note: nom. illeg.
Type species synonyms: Crithmum latifolium L.f.
Number of species: 1
Distribution: Africa (NW)
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; ovate or elliptic or lanceolate; with carpophore bifid to the base; beak absent; mericarps homomorphic; glabrous; 8.0-11.0 mm long; 4.0-5.0 mm broad; strongly compressed dorsally; with primary ribs; dorsal ribs filiform; marginal ribs narrow-winged or marginal ribs thickened; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth prominent; short; triangular; stylopodia conical; styles short; erect; exocarp cells small; commissure broad, exocarp interrupted near edges of marginal ribs; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; most of mesocarp composed of cells with lignified pitted walls; vascular bundles compact; situated in primary rib bases; vittae vallecular and commissural; solitary in furrows; 4–10 on commissural side; rib sectetory ducts obsolete; endocarp not lignified; crystals diffuse in mesocarp parenchyma; endosperm flat, slightly convex or slightly concave on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.