familyMazaceae
genusMazus

Mazus

Loureiro

Fl. Cochinch. 2: 385. 1790

Introduced
Etymology: Greek mazos, breast, alluding to two ridges on abaxial lip of corolla or to nipplelike tubercles at inner throat of corolla in M. pumilus
Synonyms: Hornemannia Willdenow
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 364. Mentioned on page 5, 6, 363, 371.
Annuals or perennials, stolons absent or present. Stems glabrous or hairy. Racemes: bracts absent. Pedicels present; bracteoles present. Flowers: calyx campanulate to funnelform, lobes lanceolate to slightly ovate; corolla purplish to violet and white or white with throats usually spotted yellow, abaxial lobes 3, forming a prominent, projecting lip, adaxial 2; abaxial throat lined with clavate trichomes; stamens: filaments glabrous, anthers often loosely connate in pairs. Capsules obovoid. Seeds: wings absent. x = 20.

Distribution

e Asia, introduced also in Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia.

Discussion

Species ca. 33 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Stolons absent; corollas 7–9 mm. Mazus pumilus
1 Stolons present; corollas 13–22 mm. Mazus miquelii
Facts about "Mazus"
AuthorBrian R. Keener +
AuthorityLoureiro +
Distributione Asia +, introduced also in Central America +, South America +, Europe +, Africa + and Australia. +
EtymologyGreek mazos, breast, alluding to two ridges on abaxial lip of corolla or to nipplelike tubercles at inner throat of corolla in M. pumilus +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
Introducedtrue +
Publication titleFl. Cochinch. +
Publication year1790 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V17/V17 1258.xml +
Special statusIntroduced +
SynonymsHornemannia +
Taxon familyMazaceae +
Taxon nameMazus +
Taxon parentMazaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 17 +