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Notes on the fruit and seed of Homalanthus (Euphorbiaceae)

Rhys O. GARDNER

en Adansonia 21 (2) - Pages 301-305

Published on 24 December 1999

The structure of the fruit and seed is described for Homalanthus populifiolius of Australia and for two species with comparatively robust capsules, H. polyandrus of the Kermadec lslands and H. trivalvis of Melanesia. The fruit of H. repandus of New Caledonia differs from all others so far documented in the genus in being a baccate schizocarp, i.e., a somewhat fleshy, septicidally dehiscent capsule, composed of three mericarps.
Keywords :
Homalanthus, Euphorbiaceae, fruit, seed, morphology, New Caledonian flora.