Stefanoffia

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Authors: H.Wolff
Protologue: Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 9: 282
Synonyms: No synonyms
Type species: Stefanoffia daucoides
Type species authors: (Boiss.) H.Wolff
Type species synonyms: Carum daucoides Boiss.
Number of species: 3
Distribution: Europe (SE: Bulgaria, Greece), Asia (SW)
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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; 1.5-2.5 mm long; 0.7-1.0 mm broad; terete; with primary ribs; all primary ribs inconspicuous or all primary ribs equal, filiform; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth obsolete; stylopodia low conical; styles medium; recurved; cell borders indistinct; surface smooth or surface undulate; cuticle striate with straight striae; 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 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 single cotyledon.

Note: CHECK: single cotyledon СЭМ: Границы клеток неразличимы, поверхность ровная или волнистая, кутикула струйчатая.