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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/30/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/30/2013)
Genus Sanchezia Ruiz & Pavon
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Peruv. Chil. Prodr. 5, pl. 32. 1794.
Note TYPE: Not designated.
Description Erect herbs or shrubs, mostly glabrous. Leaves with numerous cystoliths on both the surfaces, glabrous. Flowers solitary or fascicled, usually large and showy, yellow, orange or red, fascicled flowers subtended by bracts which are often large, partly connate and showy; calyx 5-merous; corolla tube cylindric, 5-merous with equal lobes; stamens 2, usually exserted, the anthers 2-celled, mucronulate at the base, puberulous, the staminodes 2. Capsule oblong, 6-8 seeded; seeds orbicular.
Habit herbs or shrubs
Note About 30 species, all native to tropical America and mainly confined to wet forest of the northern Andes comprise this genus. Since they are attractive, they have been widely planted and many have escaped from cultivation.
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