Herissantia

Medikus

Vorles. Churpfälz. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. 4: 244. 1788.

Etymology: For Louis Antoine Prospere Herissant, 1745 – 1769, French physician, naturalist, and poet
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 251. Mentioned on page 215, 217.

Herbs, perennial, or shrubs, soft-tomentose, not viscid. Stems prostrate to erect. Leaves to ovate-lanceolate; corolla subrotate, yellow, orange, or white; staminal column included; ovules 1–3 per carpel; styles 10–14-branched; stigmas capitate. Fruits schizocarps, reflexed, inflated, spheric to subspheric, papery, setose; mericarps 10–12[–14], 1-celled, without dorsal spur, apex rounded, dehiscent dorsally. Seeds 2–6 per mericarp, spheric, glabrous or setose. x = 7.

Distribution

s United States, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia.

Discussion

Species 5 (1 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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John La Duke +
Medikus +
s United States +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Asia +  and Australia. +
For Louis Antoine Prospere Herissant, 1745 – 1769, French physician, naturalist, and poet +
Vorles. Churpfälz. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. +
Mallow +
Herissantia +
Malvaceae subfam. Malvoideae +