Lilaea

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

in A. von Humboldt and A. J. Bonpland,Plantae Aequinoctiales 1: 221. 1808

Common names: Flowering-quillwort
Etymology: for French botanist Alire Raffeneau-Delile, 1778–1850
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.
Herbs, annual. Roots without terminal tubers. Rhizomes slender, short. Leaves erect, terete, with aerenchyma tissue; sheath with ligule free. Inflorescences both scapose and sessile; spikelike racemes or solitary flowers; scapes shorter than leaves, terminated by spikes; spikes racemes with pistillate flowers near base, bisexual medially, staminate proximally; sessile inflorescences 2 or more, with solitary flowers pistillate flower only, 2 or more, sessile. Flowers bisexual and unisexual, to 5 types, sessile; tepals 0–1, green, linear; stamens 0–1; anthers sessile; pistils 1; ovules 1. Bisexual and staminate flowers: tepal present. Pistillate flowers: tepal present, style 0.5–2 mm or tepal absent, style 0.2–30 cm. Fruits nutlets, angular, beaked.

Distribution

North America, Central America, South America.

Discussion

Species 1.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

Facts about "Lilaea"
AuthorRobert R. Haynes + and C. Barre Hellquist +
AuthorityBonpland in A. von Humboldt and A. J. Bonpland +
Common nameFlowering-quillwort +
DistributionNorth America +, Central America + and South America. +
Etymologyfor French botanist Alire Raffeneau-Delile, 1778–1850 +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
Publication titlein A. von Humboldt and A. J. Bonpland,Plantae Aequinoctiales +
Publication year1808 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V22/V22 569.xml +
Taxon familyJuncaginaceae +
Taxon nameLilaea +
Taxon parentJuncaginaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 22 +