Agarista

D. Don ex G. Don

Gen. Hist.3: 788, 837. 1834 ,

Etymology: Greek mythological daughter of Clisthenes, alluding to beauty of flowers
Found in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 499. Mentioned on page 370, 376.
FNA8 P60 Agarista populifolia.jpeg
Shrubs or trees. Stems erect; twigs glabrous. Leaves persistent; blade ovate, coriaceous, margins entire or serrate, plane, surfaces often multicellular, long-stalked stipitate-glandular-hairy, otherwise unicellular-hairy on midvein [covering abaxial surface]; venation reticulodromous (reticulum rather dense and with all orders ± equally prominent). Inflorescences axillary [terminal] racemes [panicles], 10–20-flowered, (produced just before flowering). Pedicels: bracteoles 2, near base to ± midpoint. Flowers: sepals 5, slightly connate, deltate; petals 5, connate for most of their lengths, white [red], corolla cylindric [urceolate], lobes short; stamens 10, included; filaments geniculate, flattened, hairy, without spurs; anthers without awns, dehiscent by elliptic pores; pistil 5-carpellate; ovary 5-locular; stigma (slightly exserted), truncate to capitate, obscurely lobed, (minutely papillose). Fruits capsular, subglobose to short-ovoid, (with unthickened sutures), dry. Seeds 120–250, narrowly oblong to pyramidal or angular-obovoid; testa cells elongate. x = 12.

Distribution

se United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands (including Madagascar).

Discussion

Agauria (de Candolle) Bentham & Hooker f.; Leucothoë D. Don subg. Agarista (D. Don ex G. Don) Drude

Species 31 (1 in the flora).

Facts about "Agarista"
AuthorWalter S. Judd +
EtymologyGreek mythological daughter of Clisthenes, alluding to beauty of flowers +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
Referencejudd1984a +
Taxon nameAgarista +
Taxon parentEricaceae subfam. Vaccinioideae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 8 +