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: 24 Feb 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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    Commelinaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    MBG Floras Images
    http://www.tropicos.org/ImageSearch.aspx
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    '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
    http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/fm/
    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
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).