Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl.
  • Amer. Midl. Naturalist

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 21 Sep 2021'

General Information

Stems erect or ascending, 15-60 cm tall, simple or branched, ribbed, glabrous or scabrous mostly on ribs. Leaves ovate, suborbicular, or elliptic, sometimes lanceolate toward apex, 0.6-2 cm, glabrous or shortly hispid on veins and margins, base clasping cordate, obtuse, broadly cuneate, or rounded, margin shallowly entire, crenate, serrate, or dentate, apex rounded, obtuse, or acute, sometimes acuminate. Flowers 1-3 in axil, sessile. Hypanthium campanulate, oblong, or obconic; calyx lobes of upper flowers (later ones) 5, rarely 4, rigid, triangular to lanceolate; lower flowers (earlier ones) smaller, with lobes 3 or 4, narrowly triangular, triangular, or lanceolate. Corolla bluish purple or rose-purple, rarely white, rotate, 8-10 mm; earlier flowers rudimentary. Capsule oblong, 4-10 mm, opening by lateral valves. Seeds light brown to brown, smooth. Fl. and fr. Apr-Jul. 2n = 28, 56.

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    "Erect, 1–10 dm, simple or with few long branches, often floriferous to near the base, ± scabrous or hairy at least below; lvs (and floral bracts) sessile and cordate-clasping, rotund-ovate or broader, usually toothed, palmately veined, 0.5–3 cm, nearly as wide, or wider, or some of the lower ones narrower; cal cleft to the hypanthium, the lobes narrowly triangular-acuminate, 5–8 mm in open fls; upper fls with deep purple to pale lavender cor 8–13 mm, the tube 2–4 mm; frs oblong or narrowly obovoid, those of cleistogamous fls 4–7 mm, those of open fls to 1 cm, all bilocular or trilocular; pores usually 1–1.5 mm below the tip of the fr; seeds 0.5–0.6 mm; 2n=60. Various habitats, often in disturbed sites; Me. to B.C., s. to trop. Amer. May, June. (Specularia p.)"

  • Provided by: [B].New York Botanical Garden
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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Rio Grande do Sul


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    New York Botanical Garden
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • D Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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