Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Restionaceae
Ischyrolepis subverticillata Steud.

Verified by: Temperate sect. 16 September 2009
Notes: Checked with Haaksma, E.D. et al. 'Restios of the Fynbos'. Culms with branches in whorls at the nodes. Sheaths persistent, wrapped around stem and awned on the back. Spikelets many, slender and spindle shaped. Spikelets two flowered. Bracts many cartilaginous. lateral tepals folded and hairy on the fold, other tepals membranous and wrapped around the ovary. Ovary with 2 styles joined at base. Fruit a immature capsule with peristent style (not seen)

spikelet spikelet

spikelets spikelets

spikelets spikelets

spikelet spikelet

bracts bracts

flower flower

gynoecium gynoecium

gynoecium gynoecium

culms culms

culms culms

sheath base sheath base

sheaths sheaths

flowering branch

inflorescence

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inflorescence