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Myrosma L. f.
Suppl. P1.: 8, 80 (1781); Andersson, Nord. J. Bat. 1: 230-231 (1981).

Description:
     Leaves homotropic. Inflorescence simple or a sparsely branched synflorescence, terminal, sometimes also lateral; florescence markedly monosymmetrical, spathes white or pale green, persistent. Florescence component of a single cymule; cymule subbrachyblastic, interphyll and bracteoles absent. Corolla tube less than 1/2 the length of the lobes; outer staminodes 2, ± equal, petaloid; callose staminode distally petaloid; staminal appendage large and showy. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 291)

Geographical Distribution:
     Plants of the genus are widespread in South America, especially in dry forests.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Comprises about 20 species.

Myrosma cannifolia L.f.
Myrosma cuyabensis K. Schum.

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