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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
Stemodia

[FZ]

Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

Morphology General Habit
Annual, glandular-pubescent, often aromatic herbs, much-branched, or subshrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or verticillate, occasionally alternate below, simple, subentire to variously toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers zygomorphic in lax terminal racemes or solitary-axillary, pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Pedicels uni- or bibracteolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed; lobes narrow, equal or subequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tubular; tube cylindric; upper lip broad, emarginate to entire; lower lip trilobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, included; filaments slender; anther thecae stipitate, all fertile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style usually bilobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, ovoid, sometimes acuminate, valves 2, bifid or 4; usually loculicidally dehiscent Seeds numerous, small, striate.

[FTEA]

Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Morphology General Habit
Herbs or undershrubs, glandular-pubescent, often aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or whorled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in the axils of leaves or in a crowded leafy spike
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx deeply 5-lobed, lobes narrow, imbricate, equal or subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or blue, 2lipped, tube cylindrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, included, filaments filiform, antherthecae stipitate, all fertile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with the style dilated at the apex, usually 2-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule narrow ovoid or globose, dehiscence loculicidal or sometimes septicidal, valves 2 or 4
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, minute.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, California, Cameroon, Cayman Is., Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Is., Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Netherlands Antilles, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Senegal, South Australia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Victoria, Western Australia, Windward Is., Zambia

Introduced into:

Caroline Is., Florida, Galápagos, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Jawa, Laos, Liberia, Malaya, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Taiwan, Vietnam

Stemodia L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1118 (1759)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 313. Nom. cons.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Syst. Nat., ed. 10: 1118 (1759).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Syst. Nat. ed. 10: 1091, 118, 1374 (1759), nom. conserv.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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