1. Restionaceae R.Br.

    1. This family is accepted.

[FTEA]

Restionaceae, H. J. Beentje, M.Sc., Ph.D., F.L.S.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Habit
Evergreen rush-like plants, usually dioecious; stems (culms) erect, simple or branched, photosynthetic
Leaves
Leaves generally reduced to sheaths which are split to their base, usually with a small awn or mucro
Inflorescences
Inflorescence sexually differentiated or the sexes similar, terminal, spicate or paniculate, much or little branched
Flowers
Flowers small, wind-pollinated, regular; perianth of 2 whorls of 3 segments each, the segments similar or differentiated Flowers nearly always aggregated into spikelets, these surrounded at base by a spathaceous sheath, each flower in the axil of a bract, sessile or pedicellate Female flowers with the ovary superior, with 1–3 uniovular locules and 1–3 styles; staminodes 3 or absent Male flowers with three 1-celled dorsifix anthers, introrse with a longitudinal slit, and usually with vestigial female parts
Male
Male flowers with three 1-celled dorsifix anthers, introrse with a longitudinal slit, and usually with vestigial female parts
Female
Female flowers with the ovary superior, with 1–3 uniovular locules and 1–3 styles; staminodes 3 or absent
Fruits
Fruit small, a 1–3-locular capsule or a 1-locular nut
Seeds
Seeds 1–3, with copious endosperm; embryo small

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Restionaceae R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 243. 1810 [27 Mar 1810] (1810)

Accepted by

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

Sources

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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