Staminate attachment to (?gynecium) in Limonium californicum

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  1. allenbr

    allenbr New Member

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    My question is:

    Do the stamens in the perfect flower, Limonium californicum, attach to the gynoecium in some way or do they, in fact, originate beneath the ovary in a normal fashion to the receptacle?

    Allen Braithwaite
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not attached to the gynoecium.

    Reading the Jepson Manual Treatment for the Plumbaginaceae:

    So, either the stamens are free, or they are (partially) fused with petal tissue. But, the Jepson offers no clarity at the genus or species level for it.
     

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