Helicteres semitriloba Bertero ex DC.
  • Prodr.
  • Wild Salve


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Helicteres semitriloba Bertero ex DC. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001140621. Accessed on: 24 Jun 2021'

Habit

Helicteres semitriloba grows as a small to medium size shrub-tree to 6 m in height. The leaves are arranged alternately, tomentose, to 15 cm (typically smaller) in length, ovate to rounded, with an acute leaf apex and dentate (often 3 lobed) leaf margin.The complete, perfect, zygomorphic flowers are arranged in terminal compound corymbs. The calyx has 5, fused, green sepals. The corolla has 5, unfused, white changing to red with age petals. There are 10 fused stamens forming a column. The carpel has 5, superior ovaries each with a single locule and numerous seeds. The fruit is a capsule splitting into 5 separate parts at maturity

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    Habitat

    Helicteres semitriloba grows in Dry Broadleaf Evergreen Formation-Forest/Woodland/Shrubland (coppice, scrublands).

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    Distribution

    Helicteres semitriloba occurs on all island groupings in the Lucayan Archipelago as well as Cuba and Hispaniola.

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    Uses

    Helicteres semitriloba is not known to be used medicinally in the Lucayan Archipelago.

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    Nationally Preferred Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Wild SalveEnglishBS

     Information From

    Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
    http://www.levypreserve.org
    Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. 2020. Flora by Common Name and by Scientific Name. Bahamas National Trust. Available at www.levypreserve.org Accessed on (2020/07/09).
    • A Ethan Freid All rights Preserved
    • B Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. All rights Preserved
    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • C Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    Malvaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).