Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I'm fixating on those big sepals in the Rubiaceae! Pinckneya bracteata, Mussaenda ?, and Emmenopterys henryi

The first two pictures are from today; the Pinckneya is flowering in the Coastal Plain section of Fern Valley, I bought the Mussaedna in Florida at a Flea Market. The Emmenopterys flowers are from this past July. Anyway, what gives with these huge septal? Actually the Flora of China calls the bracts on Emmenopterys "white petioloid calycophylls". That sounds like sepals to me but who knows? I like 'em though; they're decorative.

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