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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Semele (named for the mother of Bacchus). Liliaceae. Climbing Butcher's Broom. A warmhouse plant, hardy outdoors in the extreme S.: st. shrubby and branched, high-climbing over trees attaining a height of 50-60 ft., cladodia lf.-like, alternate or few, solitary at the axils of fuscous-membranaceous scales, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, leathery: fls. small, yellow, fascicled, the fascicles on the margins of the cladodia; perianth persistent, tube very short, turbinate, almost hemispherical; crown none; ovary sessile in the perianth-tube, 3-celled: berry globose, pulpy, indehiscent.—One species, Canary Isls. What appear to be lvs. are technically "cladophylla," i.e., lf.-like branches. They are organs which have the form and function of lvs. but not the morphology. Semele belongs to the small group of 4 genera known as the Asparagus tribe, all the members of which have cladophylla. Semele differs from the butcher's broom (Ruscus) in having 6 anthers instead of 3 and in having the fls. borne on the margin of the cladophylla instead of along the midrib. Asparagus differs from both in having the fls. not borne on the cladophylla and the filaments free instead of grown into an urn-shaped body. CH

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