Stamens are inserted together in a club like stub above the bottom in Tarenaya hassleriana, while these are inserted in the bottom in Cleoserrata speciosa.)




(Images by Raghu Ananth (identified by Mahadeswara),


Tarenaya spinosa (Jacq.) Raf.  (FoNA for Tarenaya spinosa (Jacquin) Rafinesque says sepals green, lanceolate, 6-8 × 0.8-1.3 mm, glandular-pubescent; petals white or greenish white (somewhat reddish abaxially), …. stamens white, 20-50 mm; anthers 9-10 mm.

While for Tarenaya hassleriana (Chodat) H. H. Iltis, it states sepals (reflexed after anthesis), green, linear-lanceolate, 5-7 × 0.8-1.3 mm, glabrous; petals usually pink or purple, sometimes white (or fading to white by second day), …. stamens purple, 30-50 mm; anthers 9-10 mm. )

Pl. go through Tarenaya page (Cleomaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by D S Rawat ji).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.



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