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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/8/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/8/2013)
Genus Loeselia L.
PlaceOfPublication Gen. P1. ed. 5. 276. 1754.
Synonym Hoitzia Juss., Gen. P1. 136. 1789.
Description Shrubs, woody-based perennials and annual herbs. Leaves simple, broad, with serrate or dentate margins. Inflorescences in cymose axillary clusters or in panicles. Flowers medium-sized, regular to bilabiate; sepals lightly irregular, tubular, differentiated into herbaceous lobes and membranaceous sinuses, ruptur- ing in age; corolla salverform to funnelform, white, yellow, blue, or red; stamens inserted on the corolla tube, the filaments glabrous basally, the anthers dorsi- fixed, versatile; ovary ovoid, glabrous, attenuate to the style. Capsules about equal in length to the calyx, often enveloped by the bracts, loculicidal, 3-locular; seeds few per locule, small, flat or plump, broadly or narrowly winged.
Habit Shrubs herbs
Distribution A subtropical and tropical genus with about 9 species extending from southern Arizona to Colombia and Venezuela.
Key a. Leaves mostly ovate, acutely dentate; inflorescence bracts rounded-cordate, the teeth along the margins ending in points which reach 3 mm long; corolla pale yellow -1. L. ciliata aa. Leaves laceolate to ovate, serrate; inflorescence bracts linear-lanceolate, the teeth along the margins with short points to 1 mm long; corolla purple 2. L. glandulosa
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