Dicliptera Juss.
  • Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 9: 267–269. 1807.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dicliptera Juss. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000011487. Accessed on: 06 Jun 2020'

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Hierbas o arbustos; tallos más o menos hexagonales en sección transversal. Hojas mayormente ovadas con márgenes enteros o undulados, cistolitos presentes. Inflorescencias cimas, espigas, panículas o tirsos con flores o fascículos de flores abrazados por 2 o más pares de bractéolas involucradas, conspicuas, flores frecuentemente vistosas; sépalos 5, iguales a subiguales, hialinos; corola bilabiada, ligeramente infundibuliforme, angosta; estambres 2, exertos, anteras ditecas, tecas frecuentemente subopuestas. Frutos claviformes, ovados o elípticos.

Género con 150 especies de los trópicos del Nuevo y Viejo Mundo; 2 especies se encuentran en Nicaragua. Este género ha sido confundido con Blechum y Tetramerium, pero se reconoce muy fácilmente por sus tallos hexagonales y cimas bracteadas reducidas o grupos de cimas.

  • Provided by: [F].Flora de Nicaragua
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    Herbs or shrubs; stems more or less hexagonal in cross section. Leaves mostly ovate with entire or undulate margins, petiolate. Inflorescences of cymes, spikes, panicles or thyrses, subtended by 2-4 pairs of conspicuous involucrate bracts. Flowers with the calyx 5-merous, hyaline; corollas narrow, slightly funnelform, bilabiate; stamens 2, the anther cells often unequal; staminodes absent. Capsules ovate or clavate; seeds 2 or 4.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    Herbs, diffuse, annual, biennial, or perennial [or sometimes shrubs], with cystoliths; young stems ± 6-angled in cross-section. Leaves petiolate; leaf blade margin entire or subsinuate. Inflorescences of cymes in leaf axils or in terminal spikelike thyrses or panicles of thyrses. Flowers subtended by an involucre of several pairs of bracteoles (= cymule); outermost pair equal or unequal in size, usually concealing inner pair(s), calyx, and base of corolla. Calyx deeply 5-lobed; lobes narrow, equal, apex acute. Corolla pink, resupinate 180° by torsion of tube; tube slender, widened apically, limb 2-lipped; lower lip (in upper position) 3-lobed, lobes ascending cochlear in bud; upper lip (in lower position) entire or emarginate. Stamens 2, exserted from mouth of corolla; anthers 2-thecous; thecae unequally inserted to superposed, base muticous; staminodes absent. Stigma 2-cleft. Capsule substipitate or stipitate, 2-4-seeded; retinacula present; placenta with retinacula separating elastically and rising from inner capsule wall at dehiscence. Seeds lenticular, papillate, lacking trichomes.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    "Cal regular, deeply 5-cleft; cor strongly bilabiate, the tube scarcely enlarged upward, the lips entire or inconspicuously toothed at the top; stamens 2, inserted near the top of the cor-tube; pollen-sacs distinct, one apparently lateral, the other terminal; fr elliptic, flat, 2–4-seeded, the thin sides torn loose by the recurving of the indurate margins; herbs with long-petioled lvs and axillary, cymose, sessile or subsessile, few-fld clusters of small, pink to purple or red fls subtended by foliaceous bracts. 150, warm regions."

  • Provided by: [E].New York Botanical Garden
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    Herbs or shrubs

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    Included Species


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    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
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    '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.
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    New York Botanical Garden
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    • E Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    Flora de Nicaragua
    WD Stevens, CU Ulloa, A Pool and OM Montiel. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2001
    • F Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • G CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).