capricornica has sub-spherical terminal cells of the determinate branchlets
, whereas in C.
Therefore, we examined each shrub in September 1990 and May 1991 for abundance of scales and gall formers by randomly selecting three branchlets
from each shrub and counting all scale insects and gall formers by gall type.
We found no evidence for interactions among nipple gallmakers on different leaves (dry mass of our focal gallmakers was not predicted by gall load at either neighborhood or branchlet
Ovules solitary or occasionally paired in the axils of bracts on short branchlets
or stalks which themselves are axillary on the first-, second- or occasionally third-year branchlet
, sessile, subtending scales about 12-20, decussate, ovate to flabellate, concave, membranous, often rugose, nearly enclosed at maturity by the aril; arils open at the apex, 5-10 x 5-7 mm, green when young, sometimes remaining so, becoming orange or usually bright scarlet red at maturity; seeds hard, ovoid, 5-7 x 4-5 mm, becoming 2-4-angled at the apex, the hilum slightly depressed, ovate, triangular or square.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: 3 1/2" to 5" long and 1/2" wide, appearing on branchlets
, each branchlet
containing numerous leaves, leaves lanceolate shape with sparsely denticulate margins, glaucous beneath, parallel venation.
cylindrical, striated, with lenticels, pubescent, without interpetiolar gland fields.
Branching dichotomous-alternated, widely spreading, branchlets
curved, not forcipate, in the middle part 300-380 [micro]m in diam.
The smooth oval shaped leaves of about 8-16 cm long and 3-7 cm wide are alternately arranged in branchlets
It is a small tree with tiered branches and divaricate branchlets
having broad glossy dark green leaves.
The bracts of the ultimate branchlets
(spikelet bracts) are often barely distinct from glumes (Goetghebeur, 1998).
The number of the spines per 10 um long dendrite from randomly chosen terminal branchlets
was counted with an ocular micrometer at 1000x.
Their latest 'Micro Propagation' technique of using emerging branchlets
from mature culms is one of the most successful and cheapest methods to establish a bamboo plantation.