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Red-flowered mallow

Scientific Name
Modiola caroliniana
Scientific Author
Don, G. (1831)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Malvales: Malvaceae)
Reliability
High
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Aggregate Fruit Dorsal
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Seed Project - schizocarp
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Aggregate fruit (schizocarp), Carpel or individual fruit segment (mericarp) and seed(s)

Description:

Shizocarp appendages: Hairs and bristles, Ridges and grooves

Shizocarp colour: Brown

Shizocarp length: 7 - 10mm

Shizocarp shape: Aggregate

Mericarp appendages: Hairs and bristles, Roughened with wings

Mericarp Length: 5 - 7mm

Mericarp colour: Brown

Mericarp Shape: Reniform (Kidney shaped)

Seed Colour: Reddish brown

Seed Length: 1 - 2mm

Seed Sculpture: Roughened

Seed Shape: Reniform (Kidney shaped)

Annual to short-lived perennial herb.

Capsule 7–9 mm diam., each carpel with 2 awned valves at the apex.

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
03/08/2012 02:43 AEST
Last Updated
21/01/2013 10:31 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Red-flowered mallow (Modiola caroliniana) Updated on 1/21/2013 10:31:57 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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