Hermbstaedtia Rchb.
  • Consp. Regn. Veg. 164. 1828.
  • Guineaflower [for Sigismund Friedrich Hermbstädt, 1760-1833, German botanist]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Hermbstaedtia Rchb. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000017543. Accessed on: 18 Feb 2020'

General Information

Herbs or subshrubs, perennial [annual]. Stems erect. Leaves alternate, petiolate; blade linear. Inflorescences terminal, many-flowered spikes. Flowers bisexual; tepals 5, distinct, scarious, usually glabrous; filaments connate basally into tube; anthers 2- or 4-locular; pseudostaminodes 2-lobed, alternating with filaments; ovules 2-several; style persistent, 0.5 mm; stigmas [2-]3, filiform. Utricles cylindric-ovoid, membranous, dehiscence centrally circumscissile. Seeds 2-8, black, flattened.

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    Morphology

    Stamens 5, the filaments fused for at least half their length, the alternating pseudostaminodes either free and bifid, or each segment adnate to a variable degree to the adjoining filament; antheriferous apex thus appearing as a short tooth overtopped by a free pseudostaminode on each side, or with one short or elongate tooth on each side, or appearing as apical on a broadly flattened, abruptly narrowed or bluntly shouldered “filament”; anthers bilocular.

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    Perianth segments 5, equal or slightly dissimilar.

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    Capsule circumcissile.

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    Ovary with (2) numerous (over 20) ovules; style distinct and elongate to almost obsolete; stigmas 2–3 (5), filiform.

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    Seeds black, strongly compressed and shiny, feebly reticulate, endosperm present.

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    Flowers bracteate and bibracteolate in spikes or heads terminal on the stem and branches; bracts and bracteoles persistent on fruit-fall.

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    Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes somewhat woody at the base, but never scandent.

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    Leaves alternate, simple, entire.

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    Seeds black, compressed-lenticular, ± shining, reticulate.

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    Flowers small, bibracteolate, in dense to elongating bracteate spikes or occasionally rounded capitula, hermaphrodite, usually white or pink

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    Leaves alternate, simple, entire

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    Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes woody at the base, but never scandent

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    Capsule ovoid, circumscissile, never thickened above

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    Ovary with numerous ovules; style short and ill-marked or occasionally distinct; stigmas (2–)3(–5)

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    Stamens 5, fused into a tube below, the short antheriferous teeth alternating with conspicuous pseudostaminodes, with a long or short tooth on each side, or set on the rounded apex of the dilated filaments; anthers bilocular

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    Perianth-segments 5, free, equal

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCE

    Townsend, C. C. 1982. A new species of African Celosia and a new conspectus of Hermbstaedtia. Kew Bull. 37: 81-90.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Guineaflower [for Sigismund Friedrich Hermbstädt, 1760-1833, German botanist]

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