Six long stigma branches curve down in this older Aizoon paniculatum flower. These branches appear fluffy or granular in texture and finely channelled, thick compared to the filaments.
By now the multitude of stamens are spent; most of their long, thin filaments having lost their creamy anthers.
The sepal lobes as well as the superior ovary in the flower centre still glisten with surface water cells (Manning, 2007; Manning and Goldblatt, 1996; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; JSTOR; iNaturalist).
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