Bonpland in A. von Humboldt and A. J. A. Bonpland

Pl. Aequinoct.2: 92, plate 108. 1812

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 values could not be resolved to valid regions

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


Species 25 (1 in the flora).



Lower Taxa

Facts about "Angelonia"
AuthorKerry A. Barringer + and Neil A. Harriman† +
AuthorityBonpland in A. von Humboldt and A. J. A. Bonpland +
DistributionFla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, introduced also in Asia +, Africa + and Pacific Islands. +
EtymologyLatin rendering of Venezuelan common name angelon +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
Introducedtrue +
Publication titlePl. Aequinoct. +
Publication year1812 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V17/V17 81.xml +
Special statusIntroduced +
Taxon familyPlantaginaceae +
Taxon nameAngelonia +
Taxon parentPlantaginaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 17 +