Sclerotiaria

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Authors: Korovin
Protologue: Acta Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci. Kazakhst. 13: 243
Synonyms: No synonyms
Type species: Sclerotiaria pentaceros
Type species authors: (Korovin) Korovin
Type species synonyms: Kosopoljanskia pentaceros Korovin
Number of species: 1
Distribution: Asia (Middle)
Bibl.: No bibliography
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Features: fruits free, not separating into mericarps; elliptic; with entire carpophore; beak absent; mericarps homomorphic; sparsely pubescent all over; 5.8-6.2 mm long; 3.0-3.5 mm broad; slightly compressed dorsally; with primary ribs; all primary ribs equal, filiform or all primary ribs equal, keeled; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth prominent; exceeding stylopodium; triangular; stylopodia conical; styles long; erect; exocarp cells small; commissure broad, exocarp interrupted near edges of marginal ribs; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; mesocarp with continuous sclerenchyma layer; vascular elements diffuse, not forming bundles; vittae obsolete in mature fruit; rib sectetory ducts obsolete; endocarp not lignified; endosperm flat, slightly convex or slightly concave on commissural side.

Note: calyx teeth and stylodia hardened; 40.2 + or bundles numerous, scattered in sclerenchyma layer; secretory ducts in layer out sclerenchyma layer several, scattered