Home Flora of Pakistan
Name Search
District Map
Grid Map
Inventory Project
Aphelandra R. Br. Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical GardenAfrican Plants, Senckenberg Photo GallerySearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 475. 1810. (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A large genus of c. 200 species, distributed in Tropics of America. Represented in Pakistan by the following cultivated species.


Export To PDF Export To Word
Erect shrubs or basally woody herbs. Leaves petiolate, usually large, oblong to elliptic, entire, spinose-dentate, crenate or sometimes sinuately lobed, cystoliths absent. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary spike. Flowers sessile, large, red, yellow, orange or white; bracts large, showy, ovate to lanceolate, entire, dentate or ciliate, imbricate; bracteoles akin to calyx lobes or reduced. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, lobes ± equal or the posterior lobe broader, lanceolate. Corolla tube straight or incurved, the limb 2-lipped, the upper lip erect, shallowly 2-lobed or entire, the lower lip reflexed or patent, 3-lobed. Stamens 4, all fertile, ± exserted or shorter than the upper lip; anthers monothecous, dorsifixed, hairy at apex, muticous. Ovary bilocular, each locule biovulate; style long, stigma obtuse or shallowly 2-fid. Capsule oblong-clavate, slightly contracted at base. Seeds 4, compressed, ± orbicular silky hairy.
© 2024 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110