Gomphrena

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Gomphrena

<<<Flowers>Stigma>Shape>Growth form

erect1
1. 004-003-002-001

<<<Flowers>Tube>Anthers>Locule number

2-locular2
2. 004-002-001-001

<<Flowers>Stigma>Shape

linear, , somewhat elongated3
3. 004-003-002

<<Flowers>Stigma>Stigma number

24
4. 004-003-001

<<Flowers>Tepals>Hairs

densely lanate on outer surface5
5. 004-001-004

<<Flowers>Tepals>Shape

concave6
6. 004-001-003

<<Flowers>Tepals>Tepal number

57
7. 004-001-001

<<Flowers>Tepals>Texture

scarious8
8. 004-001-002

<<Flowers>Tube>Anthers

anthers ,9
9. 004-002-001

<<Flowers>Tube>Pseudostaminodes

pseudostaminodia absent;10
10. 004-002-002

<<Utricles>Seeds>Seed number

111
11. 005-003-001

<Flowers>Stigma

stigmas , .12
12. 004-003

<Flowers>Tepals

tepals , , , ;13
13. 004-001

<Flowers>Tube

staminal tube long,14
14. 004-002

<Inflorescences>Bracteoles

bracteoles scarious, conduplicate, winged or crested along fold, enclosing flowers, falling with fruits.15
15. 003-004

<Inflorescences>Bracts

bracts scarious, somewhat cucullate, keeled, keel usually excurrent;16
16. 003-003

<Inflorescences>Position

axillary or terminal17
17. 003-001

<Inflorescences>Shape

cylindrical or subglobose18
18. 003-002

<Leaves>Shape

acute to acuminate, apiculate19
19. 002-001

<Utricles>Seeds

seed .20
20. 005-003

<Utricles>Shape

ovoid21
21. 005-002

<Utricles>Texture

membranous22
22. 005-001

Description

Pubescent herbs. Leaves opposite, sessile or shortly petiolate, acute to acuminate, apiculate. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, cylindrical or subglobose, subtended by a pair of involucral leaves; bracts scarious, somewhat cucullate, keeled, keel usually excurrent; bracteoles scarious, conduplicate, winged or crested along fold, enclosing flowers, falling with fruits. Flowers bisexual; tepals 5, scarious, concave, densely lanate on outer surface; staminal tube long, anthers 2-locular, pseudostaminodia absent; stigmas 2, linear, erect, somewhat elongated. Utricle membranous, compressed, ovoid, indehiscent; seed 1.

Distribution

Guianas present, New World tropics present
Approximately 95 species indigenous to the New World tropics; 1 species naturalized and cultivated in the Guianas.

Flowers

Flowers bisexual;23
23. 004

Habit

Pubescent herbs.24
24. 001

Inflorescences

Inflorescence , , subtended by a pair of involucral leaves;25
25. 003

Leaves

Leaves opposite, sessile or shortly petiolate, .26
26. 002

Utricles

Utricle , compressed, , indehiscent;27
27. 005