Angelonia

Bonpland in A. von Humboldt and A. J. A. Bonpland
Pl. Aequinoct. 2: 92, plate 108. 1812.
Introduced
Etymology: Latin rendering of Venezuelan common name angelon
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 15. Mentioned on page 12.

Herbs, annual or perennial. Stems erect, hairy [glabrous]. Leaves cauline, opposite [alternate distally]; petiole absent; blade not fleshy, not leathery, margins serrate to subentire [entire]. Inflorescences terminal, racemes [thyrses or flowers solitary]; bracts present. Pedicels present; bracteoles absent [present]. Flowers bisexual; sepals 5, basally connate, calyx slightly bilaterally symmetric, campanulate to rotate, lobes lanceolate; corolla purple, mauve, or white, bilaterally symmetric, bilabiate, short-tubular [globular], not spurred, tube with a pair of rounded sacs at base of median lobe abaxially, lobes 5, abaxial 3, adaxial 2, adaxial lip with concave palate at base containing a cylindric, 2-fid tooth [ridge]; stamens 4, basally adnate to corolla, didynamous, filaments glandular-hairy [glabrous]; staminode 0; ovary 2-locular, placentation axile; stigma punctiform. Fruits capsules, dehiscence loculicidal. Seeds 10–50, light brown to brown, prismatic, wings absent. x = 10.

Distribution

Introduced; Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, introduced also in Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands.

Discussion

Species 25 (1 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

... more about "Angelonia"
Kerry A. Barringer +  and Neil A. Harriman† +
Bonpland in A. von Humboldt and A. J. A. Bonpland +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, introduced also in Asia +, Africa +  and Pacific Islands. +
Latin rendering of Venezuelan common name angelon +
Pl. Aequinoct. +
Introduced +
Angelonia +
Plantaginaceae +