Calceolaria mexicana Benth.
  • Pl. Hartw.

This taxon is accepted by Calceolariaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Annual herb, 0.1-0.5(-1.0) m tall; stems procumbent or ascending, fleshy, pilose with fine, often glandular hairs. Leaves 2-6 (-11) cm long, 1.5-5(-6.5) cm broad, very variable, usually pinnatisect and ovate, occasionally almost entire and then lanceolate and incised, serrate, basally truncate or attenuate, lateral lobes in 1-2(-3) pairs, usually lingulate, acute or obtuse, the margin doubly serrate, occasionally laciniate, above green, pilose, beneath pale, glabrous or pilose on the midrib; petioles 1-6 cm long, often slightly winged distally, connate by a swollen ridge across node. Inflorescence varying from axillary pairs of pedicels to terminal, repeatedly dichotomous 5-30-flowered cymes; primary peduncles 1.5-9 cm long; pedicels 1-3 cm long, pilose or villose, often with gland-tipped hairs; bracts petiolate, entire, lanceolate, acute, the margin serrate; subordinate bracts frequently present. Flowers with the sepals 3-7 mm long, 1.5-3 mm broad, green, lance ovate, acute or acuminate, glabrous or puberulous, the margin denticulate; corolla small, sulphur yellow, glabrous, the upper lip 1-2 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, hooded, concealing the anthers, the lower lip 5-11 mm long, 3-6 mm wide, projecting, saccate most of its length, the proximal part appressed against the upper lip and closing the mouth; anthers 2.0-3.5 mm long, both cells fertile, much shorter than the elongated, linear connective; style 0.5-1.5 mm long, slightly curved. Capsule 3-9 mm long, broadly ovoid, glandular-pilose.


ranging from Mexico to Bolivia.

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
MBG Floras Images
Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
  • B Missouri Botanical Garden
Flora de Panama
Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
  • C Missouri Botanical Garden
World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).