Napeanthus

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Napeanthus

<<<Calyx>Ovary>Stigma>Lobe number

2-lobed1
1. 005-005-001-001

<<Calyx>Corolla>Colour

white to blue, pink, or lilac2
2. 005-001-001

<<Calyx>Ovary>Stigma

stigma slightly .3
3. 005-005-001

<<Calyx>Stamens>Anthers

anthers free, dehiscing by longitudinal slits,4
4. 005-002-002

<<Calyx>Stamens>Filaments

filaments not connate,5
5. 005-002-001

<<Calyx>Stamens>Thecae

thecae divergent;6
6. 005-002-003

<<Calyx>Staminodes>Stamen number

47
7. 005-003-001

<Calyx>Corolla

corolla , rotate or campanulate, sometimes ventricose;8
8. 005-001

<Calyx>Disk

disc absent;9
9. 005-004

<Calyx>Ovary

ovary superior,10
10. 005-005

<Calyx>Stamens

stamens exserted or included,11
11. 005-002

<Calyx>Staminodes

staminode present (when fertile stamens );12
12. 005-003

<Flowers>Bracteoles

bracteoles small, persistent, leaf-like;13
13. 004-003

<Flowers>Flower number per inflorescence

1 to many14
14. 004-002

<Flowers>Pedicels

pedicellate.15
15. 004-004

<Flowers>Position

axillary16
16. 004-001

<Fruits>Colour

light brown17
17. 006-001

<Fruits>Valve number

4-valved18
18. 006-002

<Fruits>Valves

valves opening slightly.19
19. 006-003

Calyx

Calyx lobes connate at base up to half their length;20
20. 005

Cytology

Chromosome number unknown.

Description

Terrestrial, caulescent, decumbent herbs, without modified stems. Stems unbranched. Leaves opposite, equal or subequal in a pair, venation pinnate, stomata usually in groups, foliar nectaries absent. Flowers axillary, 1 to many in pedunculate, subumbellate to racemose-paniculate cymes; bracteoles small, persistent, leaf-like; pedicellate. Calyx lobes connate at base up to half their length; corolla white to blue, pink, or lilac, rotate or campanulate, sometimes ventricose; stamens exserted or included, filaments not connate, anthers free, dehiscing by longitudinal slits, thecae divergent; staminode present (when fertile stamens 4); disc absent; ovary superior, stigma slightly 2-lobed. Fruit a dry, loculicidally and septicidally dehiscent, light brown capsule, 4-valved, valves opening slightly.

Distribution

C and S America present, Guianas present present, Southern America: Bolivia (Bolivia present); Guatemala (Guatemala present), southeastern Brazil present
About 16 species in C and S America from Guatemala southwards to Bolivia, east to the Guianas, and also in southeastern Brazil; 4 species in the Guianas.

Flowers

Flowers , in pedunculate, subumbellate to racemose-paniculate cymes;21
21. 004

Fruits

Fruit a dry, loculicidally and septicidally dehiscent, capsule, ,22
22. 006

Habit

Terrestrial, caulescent, decumbent herbs, without modified stems.23
23. 001

Leaves

Leaves opposite, equal or subequal in a pair, venation pinnate, stomata usually in groups, foliar nectaries absent.24
24. 003

Stems

Stems unbranched.25
25. 002