Amphirrhox Spreng.
  • Syst. Veg. [Sprengel] 4(2): 51, 99. 1827.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Amphirrhox Spreng. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 16 Oct 2021'

General Information

Shrubs or trees, glabrous. Leaves alternate or subopposite, often grouped to- wards the apex of the branchlets, the petioles short, the stipules small and decidu- ous, the blade often repand-serrate. Inflorescences of long-pedunculate cymes, these few-fasciculate laterally or at the apex of the branchlets. Flowers slightly zygo- morphic, the pedicels articulate; sepals unequal, the 2 outer ones 1/2-1/3 smaller than the 2 inner ones; petals free, unguiculate, the anterior petal ca twice as broad as the others and usually emarginate at the apex, white, yellowish, lilac or blue; filaments bearing dorsal, erect, carnose, glandular appendages united into a low tube, the connective scales more or less long and scarious; ovary with 3 placentae, the ovules numerous, the style filiform, erect, the stigma somewhat enlarged, truncate and inconspicuously denticulate. Capsules 3-valvate, the valves eymbiform, the lignous-cartilaginous endocarp separating from the exocarp; seeds with the testa coriaceous, the endosperm carnose.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 


    A small, neotropical genus with only one species in Panama.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 


     Information From

    MBG Floras Images
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Panama
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).