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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Morphological distinction between the two varieties of Corynandra chelidonii

Character var. chelidonii var. pallae
Habit Annual erect herbs to <1 m tall Annual erect herbs to 1.5 m tall
Habitat Terrestrial; fallow fields, dried-up ponds Aquatic to semi-aquatic
Leaflets:
(i) Basal (proximal) 7~9-foliolate, obovate, 3.5~12.2 cm long, entire Same as in typical form, but bigger; 4-7 0.3~0.7 cm; crenate to crenate-serrate
(ii) Middle (mesial) 5~7-foliolate, elliptic to oblanceolate 3~5 foliolate, elliptic lanceolate
(iii) Upper (distal) 1~5-foliolate, oblanceolate to lanceolate 1~3; foliolate; often linear
Internodes Pedicel length Up to 5 cm 4 cm Up to 15 cm 4.5 cm
Flowers 1.5~2.0 cm across 2.5~3.5 cm across
Petals 4, close-by, elliptic, ovate to obovate; 1~1.4 × 0.3~0.8 cm; pink 4, somewhat distant, oblong to ovate, 1.5~1.8 cm; pink
Stamens (no/filaments) ca. 35~60; 0.8~1.2 cm long ca. 60~100 or more; 1.6~1.9 cm
Capsule (beak length) 2~4 mm 5~10 mm
Seeds Ovoidal, 1.3~1.8 mm across; cleft more closed; testa tuberculate; appendages shorter, lesser, more or less pointed; with no waxy coating. Rounded, 1.5~2.5 mm across; cleft more open; testa tuberculate with blunt tubercles of different heights; appendages with waxy coating.
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