Burmeistera H. Karst. & Triana
  • Nuev. Jen. Esp. 13–14. 1854[1855].


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Burmeistera H. Karst. & Triana. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000005789. Accessed on: 05 Jun 2020'

General Information

Epiphytic or terrestrial, suffrutescent herbs or soft woody shrubs. Leaves sim- ple, exstipulate, alternate, petiolate, pinnately veined and usually denticulate or serrulate. Flowers solitary in the axils of the upper leaves on ebracteolate pedicels or more rarely corymbose; corolla green, yellow, purplish to reddish brown, the tube neither dorsally cleft nor fenestrate, expanded basally and near throat but with a somewhat constricted waist, the lobes falcate, all bent away from the dorsal side of the flower with the two dorsal lobes the longest and the ventral lobe usually the shortest; filament basally distinct, either basally adherent or free from the corolla, the anther tube with an enlarged, oblique, terminal orifice, the anthers either all terminally naked or some or all of the anthers with a few pilose trichomes or the two lowermost with a dense tangle of villous trichomes but never with a terminal tuft of stiff bristles or a cartilaginous triangular scale; style jointed just above ovary and deciduous with the corolla and stamens, the ovary apically truncate or nearly so. Fruits berrylike, occasionally much inflated at maturity; seeds numerous, oblong or ovoid to fusiform, 0.7-1.3 mm long, much longer than wide, minutely foveate-reticulate and the reticulations elongate parallel to the long axis of the seed.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 3
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Habit

    herbs or soft woody shrubs

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 3
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    This is a taxonomically difficult American genus of about 80 species ranging from Guatemala south throughout Andean South America to Peru.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 3
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Included Species

     Information From

    Campanulaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    MBG Floras Images
    http://www.tropicos.org/ImageSearch.aspx
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    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
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).