Gaudichaudia cynanchoides. a. Flowering branch. b. Fruiting branch. c. Large leaves, with enlargements of vesture on adaxial surface (lower left) and abaxial surface (upper right). d. Node with interpetiolar stipules. e. Detached large rounded leaf. f. Portion of inflorescence, with terminal umbel of chasmogamous flower buds and axillary clusters of cleistogamous flowers. g. Chasmogamous flower, posterior petal uppermost. h. Androecium (left) from chasmogamous flower, laid out, abaxial view, the second stamen from left opposite anterior sepal, and anterior carpel (right). i. Same parts as in h, from a flower with the two anterior-lateral stamens replaced by staminodes. j. Samara, adaxial view, still attached to cleistogamous flower by carpophore. k. Samara, abaxial view. Scale bar equivalents: a, b, 4 cm; c, 4 cm (4 mm); d, 4 mm; e, 4 cm; f, 1.3 cm; g, 8 mm; h, i, 2.7 mm; j, k, 1.3 cm. Based on: a–d, f–h, j, k, Anderson 13285, MICH
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