Sp. Pl. 2: 601. 1753
c, e North America, e Asia.
The name lopseed alludes to the fruit appearing to lop or hang as it matures, reflexes, and becomes appressed to the infructescence axis.
Phryma has often been included in Verbenaceae based on presumed affinities with members of Lantaneae Endlicher, particularly Stachytarpheta (H. L. Whipple 1972). Others have placed it in Phrymaceae based on its unusual gynoecium with only one ovule becoming a seed. Molecular evidence (P. M. Beardsley and R. G. Olmstead 2002; B. Oxelman et al. 2005) suggests that Phryma is allied with genera traditionally placed in the Scrophulariaceae (Mazus, Mimulus, and others). This evidence has led to an expanded circumscription of Phrymaceae, followed here.
|Author||Jay B. Walker +|
|Common name||Lopseed +|
|Distribution||c +, e North America + and e Asia. +|
|Etymology||Derivation unknown +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. +|
|Publication year||1753 +|
|Reference||nie2006a +, venkata2000a + and whipple1972a +|
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|Taxon family||Phrymaceae +|
|Taxon name||Phryma +|
|Taxon parent||Phrymaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 17 +|