Geocaryum

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Authors: Coss.
Protologue: Not. Pl. Crit.: 112
Synonyms: Biasolettia W.D.J.Koch, Freyera Rchb., Balansaea Boiss. & Reut., Huetia Boiss.
Type species: Geocaryum capillifolium
Type species authors: (Guss.) Coss.
Type species synonyms: Myrrhis capillifolia Guss.
Number of species: 13-15
Distribution: Europe (S, SE), Asia (SW)
Bibl.: No bibliography
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; linear-lanceolate; with carpophore bifid to the base; with short beak; mericarps homomorphic; glabrous; 4.0-6.6 mm long; 0.5-1.0 mm broad; terete; with primary ribs; all primary ribs equal, filiform or all primary ribs equal, keeled; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth obsolete; stylopodia conical; styles medium; spreading; exocarp cells small; commissure narrow, exocarp almost reaches carpophore; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; mesocarp parenchyma not lignified; vascular bundles compact; 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.

Note: exocarp cell with dark black content