Developmental morphology of the flower of Dracontium polyphyllum in the context of the phylogeny of the Araceae

  title={Developmental morphology of the flower of Dracontium polyphyllum in the context of the phylogeny of the Araceae},
  author={Guylaine Poisson and Denis Barab{\'e}},
  journal={Kew Bulletin},
SummaryThe inflorescence of Dracontium polyphyllum consists of 150 – 300 flowers arranged in recognisable spirals. The flower has 5 – 6 (90% of observed specimens), or 7 broad tepals enclosing 9 – 12 stamens (occasionally 7) inserted in two whorls. The gynoecium is trilocular (90% of observed specimens) or tetralocular. The tetralocular gynoecia are found at random among the trilocular gynoecia. Each locule encloses an ovule inserted in an axile position, in the median portion of the ovary… 

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