Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Advanced Search

Koernickanthe L. Andersson
Nord. J. hot, 1: 240-241 (1981).

Description:
     Rosulate herbs with homotropic leaves. Infiore scence a moderately branched synflorescence; florescences narrowly cylindrical; spathes bright orange, ± papyraceous when dry. Cymules 2- flowered, subbrachyblastic, interphyll and bracteoles absent. Corolla tube very long and narrow, ca. twice the length of lobes; outer staminodes 2, petaloid, subequal, or 1 of them reduced or absent. (From Kubitzki, et al., pp. 290-91)

Geographical Distribution:
     Found in southern Brazil and the eastern Amazon Basin.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Only one species, K. orbiculata (Körn. ) L. Andersson.

Koernickanthe orbiculata (Körn.) L. Andersson

[ TOP ]