Azilia

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Authors: Hedge & Lamond
Protologue: Fl. iranica 162
Synonyms: No synonyms
Type species: Azilia eryngioides
Type species authors: (Pau) Hedge , Lamond
Type species synonyms: No synonyms
Number of species: 1
Distribution: Asia (SW: Iran)
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; ovate or elliptic; with carpophore bifid to the base; beak absent; mericarps homomorphic; glabrous; 8.0-11.0 mm long; 3.9-5.0 mm broad; strongly compressed dorsally; with primary ribs; dorsal ribs filiform or dorsal ribs keeled; marginal ribs keeled; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth prominent; equal to stylopodium; elliptic; stylopodia flat; styles medium; recurved; cell borders indistinct; surface irregularly rugate; 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 small, present in some ribs only; endocarp not lignified; crystals obsolete; endosperm flat, slightly convex or slightly concave on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.

Note: СЭМ: Границы клеток неразличимы, поверхность беспорядочно морщинистая. Вероятно, воск сложной формы покрывает почти всю поверхность.