Coldenia L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 125. 1753. (1 May 1753)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Coldenia L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000008884. Accessed on: 23 Oct 2020'

General Information

Herbs annual. Leaves alternate, margin lobed; secondary veins ending in sinuses. Inflorescences generally extra-axillary on leafy twigs or in forks of branches, sometimes glomerate. Flowers sessile or on short pedicels, 4-merous. Calyx 4-lobed. Corolla throat glabrous, naked or with 4 scaly appendages; lobes spreading, overlapping in bud. Ovary ovoid, somewhat 4-lobed, 2-loculed and with 2 ovules per locule, or falsely 4-loculed and with 1 ovule per locule; ovules anatropous. Styles 2, terminal, divided or united to middle; stigmas 2, usually divided. Fruit fleshy or dry, fastigiate or semiglobose, endocarp bony, divided into 4 1-seeded achenelike mericarps; mericarps ± united ventrally or joined to a central extension of receptacle. Seeds with little or no endosperm or not; embryo straight or curved.

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    Morphology

    Ovary 2-locular, each locule with 2 ovules or with 4, 1-ovuled locules; styles 2, terminal, partly joined at the base; stigmas scarcely differentiated

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    Fruits dry, ovoid-conic, 4-lobed, eventually dividing into 4, 1-seeded nutlets, joined amongst themselves or attached to a central prolongation of the receptacle

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    Corolla small; tube cylindrical, the throat naked; lobes spreading

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    Stamens 4, inserted in the tube, included

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    Seeds ovoid.

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    Calyx deeply lobed

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    Flowers solitary, extra- axillary, 4-merous

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    Leaves alternate, small, numerous, crenate, subsessile or petiolate

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    Procumbent herb with slender branched stems, often with adventitious roots

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    Seeds ovoid.

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    Leaves alternate, usually numerous, crenate or lobate, subsessile or petiolate.

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    Fruit dry or slightly succulent, ± ovoid-pyramidal, 4-lobed, usually separating into 4, 1-seeded nutlets.

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    Herbs with usually procumbent branched stems.

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    Flowers 4-merous, solitary, extra-axillary, the upper ones in leafy spicate branches.

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    Corolla actinomorphic, small, naked.

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    Calyx deeply lobed.

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    Nectary absent.

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    Stamens inserted below the middle of the corolla tube, included.

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    Styles 2, slightly united below, terminal; stigmas punctate.

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    Ovary 4-celled with 1 ovule pendulous in each cell.

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    Included Species

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     Information From

    Boraginaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FZ
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
    • D
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).