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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/14/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/14/2013)
Genus Angelonia Humboldt & Bonpland
PlaceOfPublication P1. Aequin. 2: 92. 1809.
Note TYPE: A. salicariaefolia H. & B.
Description Erect or prostrate herbs or shrubs, pubescent with multicellular, often glan- dular hairs. Leaves subopposite, opposite below, mostly toothed, subentire, pinnately nerved, mostly without a defined petiole. Inflorescences solitary flowers
Habit herbs or shrubs
Description in the leaf axils but sometimes aggregated into showy racemes or spikes, the pedicels sometimes with minute basal bracts. Flowers strongly zygomorphic, the calyx 5-lobed to the base, the lobes ovate, alike, appearing imbricate; corolla cupular campanulate with 2 widely flaring lips, the upper lip 2-lobed, the lower lip 3-lobed with 2 pollen-collecting sacs, the lobes all similar; anthers 4, the filaments short, inserted near the base of the corolla tube, the anthers alike, the 2 thecae strongly divaricate and basally connate, situated at the throat against the upper side of the corolla; the stigma capitate, situated near the anthers.
Note Capsule globose, dehiscing into 2 valves, the placentas honeycomblike.
Distribution about 25 species in South America and two other species in Central America.
Note The species treated here also occurs in the Antilles. At least two species are widely cultivated.
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