Caropsis

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Authors: (Rouy & Camus) Rauschert
Protologue: Taxon, 1982 31, 3: 555
Synonyms: Thorea Briq., nom. illeg., Thorella Briq., nom. illeg.
Type species: Caropsis verticillatoinundatum
Type species authors: (Thore) Rauschert
Type species synonyms: Sison verticillatoinundatum Thore
Number of species: 1
Distribution: Europe (W, SW)
Bibl.: No bibliography
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps or fruits free, not separating into mericarps; elliptic; with carpophore bifid to the base; beak absent; mericarps homomorphic; glabrous; 1.1-2.2 mm long; 0.5-0.7 mm broad; terete; with primary ribs; all primary ribs equal, keeled; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth prominent; short; triangular; stylopodia low conical; styles short; spreading; cell borders indistinct; surface irregularly rugate; cuticle sparse striate or cuticle rugulate; exocarp cells small; commissure intermediate; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; mesocarp parenchyma not lignified; vascular bundles compact; occupying the whole ribs; vittae vallecular and commissural; solitary in furrows; two on commissural side; rib sectetory ducts small, present in some ribs only; endocarp not lignified; endosperm flat, slightly convex or slightly concave on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.

Note: groups of leptodermatic big paremchyma cells are situated over vallecular and commisural vittae СЭМ: Границы клеток неразличимы. На ребрах поверхность продольно бороздчатая, кутикула струйчатая. в ложбинках поверхность беспорядочно морщинистая, кутикула расставленно струйчатая и морщинистая.