Kunth in A. von Humboldt et al.

in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 5(fol.): 197


5(qto.): 254


plate 472. 1822

Etymology: For Toussaint Bastard, 1784 – 1846, French botanist
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 237. Mentioned on page 217.
Subshrubs or shrubs. Stems erect, not cespitose, with simple, stellate, or glandular hairs, never lepidote, viscid. Leaves: stipules persistent, subulate; blade ovate, unlobed or weakly lobulate, not maplelike, base cordate, margins serrate to subentire, surfaces stellate- and glandular-hairy. Inflorescences axillary, solitary flowers or terminal panicles; involucel absent. Flowers: calyx not accrescent, not inflated, divided nearly to base, shorter than mature fruits and not completely enclosing them, lobes unribbed, lanceolate; corolla yellow; staminal column included; style 6–8-branched; stigmas capitate. Fruits schizocarps but dehiscence imperfect, thus functionally capsular, erect, not inflated, oblate, papery, stellate-hairy; mericarps 6–8, 1-celled, without dorsal spur or endoglossum, lateral walls persistent, apex rounded to apiculate. Seeds 1 per mericarp, usually minutely hairy. x = 7.


Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela).


Species 3 (1 in the flora).

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Facts about "Bastardia"
AuthorPaul A. Fryxell† + and Steven R. Hill +
AuthorityKunth in A. von Humboldt et al. +
DistributionTex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America (Colombia +, Ecuador +, Peru + and Venezuela). +
EtymologyFor Toussaint Bastard, 1784 – 1846, French botanist +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorLinny Heagy +
Publication titlein A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. + and plate +
Publication year1822 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V6/V6 424.xml +
SynonymsMallow +
Taxon familyMalvaceae +
Taxon nameBastardia +
Taxon parentMalvaceae subfam. Malvoideae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 6 +