Mechowia Schinz
  • Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(1a): 105, 110. 1893.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Mechowia Schinz. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000023412. Accessed on: 18 Feb 2020'

Morphology

Perennial herbs with a stout rootstock and slender, erect stems.

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    Leaves opposite, subopposite or some alternate, entire.

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    Stamens 5, filaments free, delicate, flattened; pseudostaminodes shortly and narrowly oblong with an incised apex, or more commonly small and tooth-like,to obscure or absent; anthers bilocular.

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    Ovary uniovulate, densely lanate in at least the upper two-thirds; style elongate (often exserted), stigma solitary and small.

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    Capsule delicate, irregularly splitting with the ripening of the seed.

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    Seeds yellow or reddish, somewhat compressed, feebly reticulate.

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    Flowers bibracteolate, hermaphrodite; inflorescences dense, capitate with one flower in the axil of each bract; bracts persistent after fruit fall, bracteoles deciduous with the fruiting perianth.

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    Perianth segments 5, free.

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    Included Species

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