Guilleminea Kunth
  • Nov. Gen. Sp. (quarto ed.) 6: 40, pl. 518. 1823. (14 Apr 1823)
  • [For Antoine Guillemin, 1796-1842, French botanist, author, and explorer]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Guilleminea Kunth. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000016357. Accessed on: 27 Feb 2020'

General Information

Herbs, perennial. Stems prostrate [or ascending], much-branched, indumentum of simple hairs. Leaves opposite, petiolate; blade linear to lanceolate, spatulate, or ovate, margins entire; basal leaves withering. Inflorescences axillary, sessile, few-flowered glomerules; bracts and bracteoles membranous. Flowers bisexual; tepals 5, connate proximally ± 1/2 its length, 1-veined; stamens 5; filaments connate basally into tube, tube adnate to calyx distally; anthers 2-locular; pseudostaminodes absent; ovule 1; style 1, ca. 0.2 mm; stigmas 2-lobed, capitate. Utricles broadly ovoid, membranous, indehiscent. Seeds 1, red-brown, lenticular-orbicular.

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    Morphology

    Perianth segments elliptic or ovate, almost entirely delicate and hyaline or firmer with 3 green nerves, free or fused to about halfway; perianth and bracteoles falling with the fruit, bracts persistent.

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    Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary within the axil of each bract, bibracteolate.

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    Inflorescences sessile, axillary, densely spiciform, often densely fasciculate at the nodes.

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    Seed compressed, firm.

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    Utricle thin-walled, bursting irregularly.

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    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style usually short (longer in one West Indian species); stigma shortly bilobed.

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    Stamens 5, the filaments fused into a tube, the tube free (not in Africa), or adnate to the perianth tube; anthers unilocular.

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    Perennial herbs, rarely somewhat woody below, with entire, opposite leaves.

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    Seed compressed, firm.

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    Capsule thin-walled, bursting irregularly

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    Perianth-segments elliptic or ovate, almost entirely delicate and hyaline or firmer with 3 green nerves, free or fused to about halfway; perianth and bracteoles falling with the fruit; bracts persistent

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    Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary within the axil of each bract, bibracteolate

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    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style usually short (longer in one West Indian species); stigma shortly bilobed

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    Stamens 5, the filaments fused into a tube, the tube free (not in Africa) or adnate to the perianth-tube; anthers unilocular

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    Inflorescences sessile, axillary, densely spiciform, often densely fasciculate at the nodes

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    Perennial herbs, rarely somewhat woody below, with entire, opposite leaves

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCES

    Henrickson, J. 1987. A taxonomic reevaluation of Gossypianthus and Guilleminea (Amaranthaceae). Sida 12: 307-337. Mears, J. A. 1967. Revision of Guilleminea (Brayulinea) including Gossypianthus (Amaranthaceae). Sida 3: 137-152.

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    Other Local Names

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    [For Antoine Guillemin, 1796-1842, French botanist, author, and explorer]

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