Cnidiocarpa

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Authors: Pimenov
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Type species: Cnidiocarpa alaica
Type species authors: Pimenov
Type species synonyms: No synonyms
Number of species: 4
Distribution: Asia (SW, the Caucasus, Middle)
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; ovate or elliptic; with carpophore bifid to the base; beak absent; mericarps homomorphic; glabrous; 3.0-6.0 mm long; 1.5-3.0 mm broad; slightly compressed dorsally or terete; with primary ribs; all primary ribs equal, keeled or all primary ribs equal, narrow-winged; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth obsolete; stylopodia conical; styles medium or styles long; recurved; cell borders indistinct; surface foveolate-tuberculate or surface undulate; cuticle striate with straight striae; exocarp cells small; commissure narrow, exocarp almost reaches carpophore or commissure intermediate; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; mesocarp parenchyma not lignified or mesocarp parenchyma partly composed of cells with lignified pitted walls; vascular bundles compact; occupying the whole 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 obsolete; endocarp not lignified; endosperm flat, slightly convex or slightly concave on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.

Note: vittae at maturity can be destroyed in fruit of some species СЭМ: Границы клеток неразличимы, поверхность волнистая и бугорчато-ямчатая, кутикула струйчатая. Редкие устьица, окружены гладкой кутикулой, не влияют на окружающую микроскульптуру.