Callisia repens

(Jacquin) Linnaeus

Sp. Pl., ed. 2 1: 62. 1762.

IntroducedIllustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Herbs, perennial, mat-forming, repent (flowering-stems ascending). Leaves 2-ranked, gradually reduced toward ends of flowering-stems; blade ovate to lanceolate or lanceolate-oblong, 1–3.5 × 0.6–1 cm (distal leaf-blades much narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), margins scabrid, apex acute, glabrous. Inflorescences sessile in axils of distal leaves of flowering-stems, composed of pairs of sessile cymes (sometimes reduced to single cymes). Flowers bisexual and pistillate, odorless, subsessile; petals inconspicuous, white, lanceolate, 3–6 mm; stamens 0–6, long-exserted; filaments glabrous; ovary 2-locular, stigma penicillate. Capsules 2-locular. Seeds 1 mm.


Phenology: Flowering early spring (Tex) or summer–fall (Fla.).
Habitat: Shady, rocky or gravelly places, and in citrus groves

Distribution

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Introduced; Fla., La., Tex., West Indies, South America (to Argentina)

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Callisia repens"
Robert B. Faden +
(Jacquin) Linnaeus +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
ovate;lanceolate or lanceolate-oblong +
0.6cm;1cm +
inconspicuous +
umbel-like +
Fla. +, La. +, Tex. +, West Indies +  and South America (to Argentina) +
subsessile +  and pistillate +
odorless +
Shady, rocky or gravelly places, and in citrus groves +
axillary +  and terminal +
cauline +  and basal +
reduced +
distinct +
inconspicuous +
unequal +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (?) +
Flowering early spring (Tex) or summer–fall (Fla.). +
Sp. Pl., ed. 2 +
distinct +
subequal +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
long-exserted +
0 (?) +  and 6 (?) +
penicillate +
not +  and enlarged +
slender +
Cuthbertia +, Leiandra +, Phyodina +  and Tradescantella +
Callisia repens +
Callisia +
species +
herb +, repent +  and mat-forming +