Philoxerus R. Br.
  • Prodr. 416. 1810. (1-7 Apr 1810)

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Philoxerus R. Br. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 18 Feb 2020'

General Information

Herbs creeping, glabrous or slightly tomentose. Leaves opposite, margin entire. Flowers perfect, densely clustered in heads. Heads terminal or axillary, globose or terete. Bracts papery; bracteoles keeled, without distal crest. Tepals 5, with short claw at base. Stamens 5; filaments subulate, connate into a cup at base, lateral appendages absent, pseudostaminodes absent; anthers 1-loculed. Ovary ovoid, compressed; style very short; stigma 2-parted; ovule 1, pendulous. Seeds shiny, lenticular.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Of CHina @
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    Flowers perfect, bracteate and bibracteolate, subsessile in spikes. Sepals 5, discrete or basally slightly connate, hypogynous, the outer 3 flat and broader, the inner 2 conduplicate and narrower. Stamens 5, the filaments flattened and united below to form a very shallow tube; pseudostaminodia absent; anthers 2-locellate, introrse, medially attached. Ovary ovoid to orbiculate, 1-locular, 1-ovulate; ovules on elongate flattened funicles; stigmata 2, on 1 short style, often erect at anthesis and recurving in fruit. Fruit an orbiculate indehiscent utricle; seeds cochleate-orbiculate, reddish brown. Prostrate or decumbent glabrous to pubes- cent herbaceous perennials. Leaves opposite, entire, often succulent, the sessile bases usually amplexicaul. Inflorescences of terminal and axillary pedunculate congested spikes or glomes often subtended by slightly reduced foliar leaves.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    This small genus of two or three species seems to be largely restricted to beaches and salt flats in tropical America and west Africa.

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

     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    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
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora Of CHina @
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).