Adelphia mirabilis. a. Inflorescence and leaf. b. Umbel of four flower buds, with two bracteoles showing the single eccentric gland. c. Flower, posterior petal uppermost. d. Portion of androecium laid out, abaxial view, with base of posterior petal for orientation, the stamen to left opposite anterior sepal. e. Gynoecia, side view with anterior style to right (left), front view with anterior style in center. f. Apex of style. g. Samara. Scale bar equivalents:  a, 4 cm; b, c, 5.7 mm; d, e, 4 mm; f, 2 mm; g, 8 mm. Based on Plowman 6019, MICH. Drawn by Karin Douthit. First published in Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 14: 20. 1980; reproduced with permission of the author.
back to top
caption, larger image

other drawing:

A. hiraea