Gomphrena decumbens Jacq.
  • Pl. Hort. Schoenbr.
  • sienmprevliva de monte chacmol


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Gomphrena decumbens Jacq. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000705933. Accessed on: 08 Apr 2020'

General Information

Prostrate or decumbent pilose annual or perennial herbs, the much branching stems to 50 cm. long, often rooting at the nodes and forming mats. Leaves sericeous to strigose, occasionally glabrate, oblong to ovate or obovate, apically acute to rounded and mucronate, basally acute to attenuate, 1-5 cm. long, 0.5-2.5 cm. broad; petioles 1-5 mm. long. Inflorescences of terminal and axillary ovoid to cylindric whitish or purplish heads, occasionally clustered, 4-20 mm. long, 5-14 mm. broad, subtended by ovate leaves 0.5-2 cm. long. Flowers perfect; bracts persistent, ovate, acuminate, 1.5-3 mm. long; bracteoles narrowly to broadly cristate, equaling or exceeding the sepals, 4-6 mm. long; sepals 5, subequal, basally connate, cinereous- to rufous-lanate, ultimately indurate and closely embracing the fruit; stamens 5, subequal, the anthers sessile between the 5 2-lobate pseudo- staminodia; stamen tube 3-6 mm. long; ovary globose; style 1, 1-1.5 mm. long; stigmata 2, 1-1.5 mm. long. Fruit an indehiscent areolate utricle 1-2 mm. long; seeds cochleate-orbiculate, yellowish to reddish brown, ocellate, 1.5-1.7 mm. broad.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    • 3
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    Habit

    herbs

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 3
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    This species ranges from the West Jndies and Mexico to Panama and from Brazil and Bolivia to Argentina.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 3
    • ]. 

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    sienmprevliva de monte chacmol
    sanguinaria siempreviva
    botoncillo sangrinaria
    secicante
    tmuutl amor seco

      Bibliography

     Information From

    Amaranthaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden