Angelonia gardneri

Hooker

Bot. Mag. 66: plate 3754. 1839

IntroducedSelected by author to be illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 16. Mentioned on page 10.
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Illustrator:
Stems slightly 4-angled, 30–50 cm, stipitate-glandular, especially on angles. Leaves: blade narrowly lanceolate, 40–90 × 5–15 mm, smaller distally, base narrowed, apex acute, abaxial surface glandular-pubescent, adaxial glabrous, sometimes sparsely glandular-pubescent when young. Racemes glandular-pubescent; bracts 5–20 × 4–10 mm, larger in fruit, flowers 1 per axil. Pedicels strongly recurved in fruit, 9–12 mm, glandular-pubescent. Flowers: sepals 3–4 × 2–3 mm, margins pale; corolla tube white to purple with darker spots within, 3–5 mm, throat 9–12 mm diam., palate concave, 3–5 mm; filaments 3–4 mm. Capsules globular, 3–8 mm, glabrous; style and stigma persistent. Seeds 1–1.5 mm, reticulate-alveolate. 2n = 20 (India).

Phenology: Flowering May–Oct.
Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed ground.
Elevation: 0–100 m.

Distribution

Fla., South America (Brazil), introduced also elsewhere in South America, Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands.

Discussion

Mature fruits are seldom found in the flora area. Purple, pink, white, and variegated corolla forms of Angelonia gardneri and the Mexican A. angustifolia Bentham, distinguished by its glabrous stems and larger flowers, are grown as annuals in temperate North America, Europe, and Asia.

Angelonia gardneri has not been collected outside of cultivation since the 1940s; it has become much more common in cultivation and is very likely to escape.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Angelonia gardneri"
AuthorKerry A. Barringer + and Neil A. Harriman† +
AuthorityHooker +
DistributionFla. +, South America (Brazil) +, introduced also elsewhere in South America +, Asia +, Africa + and Pacific Islands. +
Elevation0–100 m. +
HabitatRoadsides, disturbed ground. +
Introducedtrue +
PhenologyFlowering May–Oct. +
Publication titleBot. Mag. +
Publication year1839 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V17/V17 82.xml +
Special statusIntroduced + and Selected by author to be illustrated +
Taxon familyPlantaginaceae +
Taxon nameAngelonia gardneri +
Taxon parentAngelonia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 17 +