Allowissadula

D. M. Bates

Gentes Herbarum 11: 337, figs. 3 – 5. 1978.

Etymology: Greek allo- , different, and genus Wissadula
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 229. Mentioned on page 216.

Subshrubs, herbage usually hairy, often viscid. Stems erect or spreading. Leaves: stipules caducous, filiform; blade ovate to subround, unlobed or 3-lobed, base cordate [obtuse or subtruncate], margins toothed. Inflorescences axillary and solitary flowers or cymes or terminal and racemes or panicles; involucellar bractlets absent. Flowers: calyx [5–] 8–13.5 [–apex]; filaments terminal and subterminal; ovary 5-carpellate; ovules 3 per carpel, pendulous or horizontally pendulous, 2 collateral in upper carpel cell, 1 in lower carpel cell; style 5-branched; stigmas capitate. Fruits schizocarps (± functionally capsular), erect, not inflated, turbinate, 5-lobed, starlike in cross-section, papery to indurate, hairy; mericarps 5, 2-celled, lower cell ± trapezoidal, 1-seeded, upper cell angular-orbiculate, collaterally 2-seeded, cells sometimes separated by endoglossum. Seeds obovoid-reniform, glabrous. x = 8.

Distribution

sc United States, Mexico

Discussion

Species 9 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Herbage viscid, glandular hairs present; mericarps moderately constricted, endoglossum absent. Allowissadula holosericea
1 Herbage not viscid, glandular hairs absent; mericarps strongly constricted, endoglossum present. Allowissadula lozanoi
... more about "Allowissadula"
David M. Bates +
D. M. Bates +
cordate +
ovate +  and subround unlobed or 3-lobed +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
sc United States +  and Mexico +
sparse;copious +
Greek allo- , different, and genus Wissadula +
subterminal +
pistillate +  and staminate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
starlike +, 5-lobed +, turbinate +  and not inflated +
papery +  and indurate +
axillary +  and terminal +
tough-fibrous +
connate +  and distinct +
simple +, stipulate +, sessile +, subsessile +  and petiolate +
distichous +  and alternate +
trapezoidal +
entire +  and serrate +
wedge--shaped +
5-carpellate +
collateral +
2 +  and 3 +
adnate +  and distinct +
Gentes Herbarum +
obovoid-reniform +
persistent +
sessile +  and subsessile +
spreading;erect +
filiform +, linear +  and capitate +
1-2 times number of carpels +
Mallow +
Allowissadula +
Malvaceae subfam. Malvoideae +
angular-orbiculate +
monoecious +, dioecious +  and hermaphroditic +