A Matching B Whining C Flattened who am I?
Genital styles long, round at apex, with basal half broad and complanate
, with distal half slender and tubulose, narrowing abruptly in middle.
Stem leaves [+ or -] concave, either straight, oblong-ovate with abruptly acute or obtuse and apiculate or rounded apex, or falcate, ovate to oblong-ovate with gradually and shortly to longly acuminate apex; erect-spreading to imbricate, usually complanate
; margin plane, entire or slightly denticulate near apex; costa short and double, occasionally absent; median lamina cells linear-flexuose, becoming shorter and wider towards apex and slightly shorter, wider and porose towards base; marginal cells similar or slightly shorter and wider than adjacent median lamina cells; alar cells numerous, hyaline, inflated, forming a well delimited group, slightly or longly decurrent.
Stamens included; filaments complanate
, lilac toward the apex, the antepetalous ones adnate to the petals for 6-8 mm, the antesepalous ones free; anther base obtuse-sagittate, apex apiculate, apiculus nigrescent, dorsifixed above the base at 1/3 of its length; pollen globose, diporate, exine psillate; stigma conduplicate-spiral, ellipsoid-capitate, lilac-purple, margins crenulate-lacerate; ovary obconic, trigonous, 8-9 mm long, 6-7 mm in diameter at the apex, white, glabrous, bearing inconspicuous longitudinal sulcus; placentation apical; ovules shortly caudate; epigynous tube inconspicuous, ca.
0.9 cm wide, sublax, complanate
, with 8 to14 distichously arranged lowers ca.
ionochroma above, the inflorescences seem to be complanate
. But what about other plants on other trees?
Leaves indistinguishable from the scape bracts, forming a lax rosette before anthesis but rosette soon disappearing due to the early elongation of the stem and absent at anthesis; sheaths inconspicuous; blades narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, ending in an acicular and pungent spine, 11-18 cm long, 2.2-3.3 cm wide at base, suberect-recurved to subspreading, coriaceous, canaliculate, densely and coarsely adpressed white-lepidote near the base and glabrous toward the apex on both sides, but adaxially sometimes completely glabrous, abaxially nerved, greenish-red to dark red, margins laxly spinose, spines subtriangular, complanate
, distinctly antrorse-uncinate, 1.5-2.5 mm long, 1-2 mm wide at base, 7-15 mm apart.
8, subflabellate, complanate
, shortly stipitate, the basal ones 30-35 x 15-20 mm (excluding the petals), 2 to 4-flowered in total, sometimes bearing a 2-flowered, single secondary fascicle; floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, apex acute and minutely apiculate, entire to inconspicuously spinulose at the apex, 24-28 x 13- 19 mm, slightly shorter to nearly equaling the sepals, carinate, membranaceous, greenish-hyaline, subdensely and inconspicuously pale-castaneous lepidote, trichomes fimbriate.
Flowers 95-105 mm long, strongly fragrant, pedicels 7-15 x 2.5-4 mm, white, glabrous, the outer ones slightly complanate
and dilated toward the base, the inner ones terete; sepals subsymmetric, narrowly subspathulate, 36-38 x 6.5-7 mm, apex obtuse, connate at the base for 15-17 mm, ecarinate, white in the basal half and red in the apical half, glabrous, membranous; petals sublinear-lanceolate, acuminate, 78-84 x 8-9 mm, connate at the base for 28-30 mm, white except for the purple apical portion, suberect and twisted-recurved at anthesis, strongly spirally-recoiled afterwards, bearing 2 short longitudinal callosities at the base of the free blades; filaments ca.
1.5 mm wide, complanate
, slightly dilated toward the apex, the antepetalous ones adnate to petal for ca.
12-14 mm in diameter; stamens distinctly shorter than the petals but distinctly exposed at anthesis by the spreading-recurved petals; filaments complanate
, yellow, completely connate from the base to the apex and forming a cylindrical tube, ca.
24 mm long, adnate to the petals for 16-17 mm, the antesepalous ones 25-26 mm long, free; anthers subellipsoid to sublinear, 3.5-4 mm long, slightly laterally complanate
, base obtuse and apex obtuse and inconspicuously and finely apiculate, dorsifixed at the middle; pollen subellipsoid, sulcate, the exine at the middle reticulate with subrounded lumina, muri narrowed, exine near the poles perforate; stigma weakly conduplicate, ca.