Gasparrinia

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Authors: Bertol.
Protologue: No protologue
Synonyms: No synonyms
Type species: Gasparrinia virescens
Type species authors: (Spreng.) Bertol.
Type species synonyms: Gasparrinia peucedanoides (M.Bieb.) Thell.
Number of species: 1
Distribution: Europe (Central, S, SW, E), Asia (SW, the Caucasus)
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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; 2.6-3.1 mm long; 0.9-1.2 mm broad; terete; with primary ribs; all primary ribs equal, keeled; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth obsolete; stylopodia conical; styles short; recurved; cell borders indistinct; surface irregularly rugate or surface with conical projections; cuticle smooth or cuticle rugulate or cuticle striato-knotted; exocarp cells small; commissure narrow, exocarp almost reaches carpophore; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; mesocarp parenchyma not lignified; vascular bundles compact; situated in primary rib bases; 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: СЭМ: Границы клеток неразличимы, поверхность ребер продольно бороздчатая и гладкая, кутикула струйчатая. В ложбинках поверхность беспорядочно морщинистая и с небольшими коническими бугорками, кутикула струйчатая, морщинистая, на бугорках струйчато-узловатая.