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accrescent

(of plant structures such as the CALYX) becoming larger after flowering.
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Inflorescence a terminal cluster of racemes, showy, up to 13 cm long and to 16 cm wide, usually openly-branched, rarely with only 2-3 racemes, branches 2-9 cm long, 2-4 cm wide; axes densely hairy, with both glandular hairs and short eglandular hairs intermixed; pedicels accrescent and elongated in fruit, up to 15 mm long, with both glandular and eglandular hairs; bracts ovate to lanceolate, widened at the base, yellowish to purplish or dark reddish, densely short pubescent with glandular hairs and crispy eglandular hairs, 3-11 mm long, 2.3-4.6 mm wide including the margin that can be dark and scarious or concolorous and not scarious; two inner bracteoles 2-3 mm long, pubescent at least on the middle portion and margins.
The subgenus Tarchonantoides is well defined by non-tufted indument, functionally male flowers with short and free style branches, and female flowers with broad corollas with five papillose teeth, short style branches, pappus with several series of accrescent and persistent bristles (non accrescent, deciduous only in B.
The wings, developed from two folded accrescent prophylls, are membranous, with main veins radiating from the lower 1/3 of the central axis, 1-2 mm apart, forming reticulate festooned brochidodromous pattern, looping, with an intervening reticulum of looping finer veins.
There are four wings, composed of two folded accrescent prophylls.
Fruit horizontal or deflexed; pedicels up to 50 mm long; capsule ovoidal, 20 x 10 to 30 x 25 mm, sometimes protracted into a short beak, opening with 3-5 longitudinal slits only; style persistent, up to 15 mm long (during anthesis), not accrescent in fruit; sepals accrescent, up to 20 mm long.
In Asteropeia the flowers are 5-parted with an imbricate, persistent and accrescent calyx; the corolla is narrow and deciduous; there are 9-15 anthers that are short-dorsifixed, versatile, deciduous, and form a connate ring below; the gynoecium is superior with 3 (rarely 2) locules with 2 to many ovules per locule; the single style is elongate, with a shortly 3-lobed apex or 3 separate styles.
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