Boschniakia

C. A. Meyer ex Bongard

Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 2: 159. 1832

Common names: Ground-cone
Etymology: For Alexander Karlovich Boschniak, 1786–1831, Russian botanist
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 460. Mentioned on page 457, 463, 465.
Herbs, monocarpic perennial; achlorophyllous, holoparasitic, with rhizomelike vegetative structure, surfaces tessellate or with irregular scaly plates, roots absent. Stems erect, fleshy, glabrous. Leaves cauline, spiral, proximally imbricate, less so distally; petiole absent; blade stiffly chartaceous, margins entire. Inflorescences terminal, dense spikes; bracts present. Pedicels absent; bracteoles absent. Flowers: sepals 4 or 5, calyx bilaterally symmetric, cup-shaped, lobes triangular-acuminate; petals 5, corolla dark red or dark purple, strongly bilabiate, cucullate, short-tubular, palatal folds absent, abaxial lobes 0 or 3, adaxial 2, adaxial lip entire or with shallow notch; stamens 4, didynamous, included, filaments glabrous; staminode 0; ovary 1-locular, placentation parietal; stigma 2–4-lobed, broadly clavate-crateriform or nearly capitate. Capsules: dehiscence loculicidal. Seeds 2000–2500, light tan or brown, irregularly columnar or oblong-ellipsoid, wings absent.

Distribution

nw North America, Asia (Bhutan, China, Nepal, Russian Far East).

Discussion

Species 2 (1 in the flora).

Boschniakia has not been well studied using modern systematic techniques. The overall relationship of the genera of holoparasites in Orobanchaceae is currently under review.

Boschniakia himalaica Hooker f. & Thomson is distributed in southern China and the Himalayan countries of Asia. It is parasitic on species of Rhododendron.

Facts about "Boschniakia"
AuthorL. Turner Collins +, Alison E. L. Colwell + and George Yatskievych +
AuthorityC. A. Meyer ex Bongard +
Common nameGround-cone +
Distributionnw North America +, Asia (Bhutan +, China +, Nepal + and Russian Far East). +
EtymologyFor Alexander Karlovich Boschniak, 1786–1831, Russian botanist +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
Publication titleMém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, Sér. +
Publication year1832 +
Referencezhang1987a +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V17/V17 788.xml +
Taxon familyOrobanchaceae +
Taxon nameBoschniakia +
Taxon parentOrobanchaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 17 +