Pollia Thunb.
  • Nov. Gen. Pl. 1: 11. 1781[1781].

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Pollia Thunb. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000030657. Accessed on: 20 Oct 2020'

General Information

9. Pollia Thunb.

Por D.R. Hunt.

Hierbas perennes estoloníferas. Hojas medianas a grandes. Inflorescencia un tirso terminal. Flores bisexuales; sépalos 3; pétalos 3, libres, subiguales, comúnmente blancos, ocasionalmente azules o púrpura-azulosos; estambres 6, todos fértiles e iguales o variadamente dimorfos y con o sin estaminodios; filamentos glabros; ovario 3-locular; óvulos 2-seriados, generalmente 5-10 por lóculo. Fruto seco, crustáceo, indehiscente, azul o grisáceo; semillas con un hilo punteado a cortamente linear y un embriotegio dorsal. 1 sp. en Panamá, 18 spp. Viejo Mundo.

La única especie en Mesoamérica es Pollia americana.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora Mesoamericana
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • 4
    • ]. 

    Herbs perennial. Rhizomes horizontal, long. Stems erect or ascending, usually simple. Leaves alternate. Panicles terminal; cincinni with several flowers, proximal involucral bracts nearly leaflike, distal ones small; bracts enveloping inflorescence axis, membranous. Flowers actinomorphic. Sepals free, shallowly boat-shaped, often enlarging and persistent in fruit. Petals free, white, blue, purple, or greenish yellow, sometimes spotted, ovate-elliptic, ovate-orbicular, or obovate, sometimes clawed. Stamens 6, all fertile, equal or 3 smaller, or only anterior 3 fertile; filaments glabrous; anther locules oblong, longitudinally dehiscent; antherodes deltoid-lanceolate or sagittate. Ovary 3-loculed; ovules (1--)5--10 per locule. Fruit baccate, globose, 3-valved, indehiscent. Seeds (1--)5--8 per valve, purplish gray, polygonal, slightly flattened; hilum orbicular.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    • Source: [
    • 3
    • ]. 

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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    MBG Floras Images
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • B 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.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora Mesoamericana
    Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).