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Mezia includens. a. Flowering branch. b. Base of lamina, abaxial view, to show large glands. c. Flower bud enclosed by bracteoles. d. Flower subtended by persistent bracteoles, petals removed, distal portion of anterior sepal cut away. e. Petals, abaxial view, posterior petal (left) and lateral petal (right). f. Androecium laid out, abaxial view, the stamen fifth from right opposite posterior petal. g. Stamens, adaxial view, from opposite a sepal (above) and from opposite a petal (below). h. Gynoecium, anterior style in center. i. Apex of a posterior style. j. Samara, adaxial view. k. Winglets on nut of samara, abaxial view. Scale bar equivalents: a, 4 cm; b, 8 mm; c, 1 cm; d, e, 6.7 mm; f, 4 mm; g, 2.7 mm; h, 4 mm; i, 2 mm; j, 4 cm; k, 2 cm. Based on: a–i, Tillett et al. 45136 (MICH); j, k, Mori et al. 23727 (MICH). Drawn by Karin Douthit. © University of Michigan Herbarium.
Keys: Central America (flowers, fruits)