Angelonia

Bonpland in A. von Humboldt and A. J. A. Bonpland

Pl. Aequinoct. 2: 92, plate 108. 1812.

Introduced
Etymology: Latin rendering of Venezuelan common name angelon
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 15. Mentioned on page 12.

Herbs, annual or perennial. Stems erect, hairy [glabrous]. Leaves cauline, opposite [alternate distally]; petiole absent; blade not fleshy, not leathery, margins serrate to subentire [entire]. Inflorescences terminal, racemes [thyrses or flowers solitary]; bracts present. Pedicels present; bracteoles absent [present]. Flowers bisexual; sepals 5, basally connate, calyx slightly bilaterally symmetric, campanulate to rotate, lobes lanceolate; corolla purple, mauve, or white, bilaterally symmetric, bilabiate, short-tubular [globular], not spurred, tube with a pair of rounded sacs at base of median lobe abaxially, lobes 5, abaxial 3, adaxial 2, adaxial lip with concave palate at base containing a cylindric, 2-fid tooth [ridge]; stamens 4, basally adnate to corolla, didynamous, filaments glandular-hairy [glabrous]; staminode 0; ovary 2-locular, placentation axile; stigma punctiform. Fruits capsules, dehiscence loculicidal. Seeds 10–50, light-brown to brown, prismatic, wings absent. x = 10.

Distribution

Introduced; Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, also in Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands

Discussion

Species 25 (1 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

... more about "Angelonia"
Kerry A. Barringer +  and Neil A. Harriman† +
Bonpland in A. von Humboldt and A. J. A. Bonpland +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
campanulate +  and rotate +
not spurred +  and symmetric +
white +, mauve +  and purple +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, also in Asia +, Africa +  and Pacific Islands +
drupe-like +
curved +  and straight +
Latin rendering of Venezuelan common name angelon +
glandular-hairy +
1 +  and 4 +
terminal +  and axillary +
persistent +  and deciduous +
lanceolate +
serrate +  and subentire +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
5 +  and 4 +
Pl. Aequinoct. +
minute +
rounded +
prismatic +
Introduced +
climbing +  and scrambling +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
punctiform +
Angelonia +
Plantaginaceae +
2-fid +  and cylindric +
perennial +  and annual +