• Maidenbush [Greek hetero-, other or different from, and genus Savia]

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Heterosavia . Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000017769. Accessed on: 27 Oct 2021'

General Information

Shrubs or trees, dioecious, hairy, glabrescent, hairs simple; branching not phyllanthoid. Leaves persistent, alternate, simple, all well developed; stipules persistent; blade margins entire. Inflorescences unisexual, staminate glomes, pistillate flowers solitary. Pedicels: staminate rudimentary, pistillate present. Staminate flowers: sepals 5, distinct; petals 5; nectary extrastaminal, annular, crenate [entire]; stamens 5; filaments distinct or connate basally [to 1/2 length]; connectives not extending beyond anthers; pistillode 3-divided to base or nearly so. Pistillate flowers: sepals persistent, 5, distinct; petals 5; nectary annular, crenate [entire]; pistil 3(–4)-carpellate; styles (3–)4, distinct, 2-fid 1/2 length. Fruits capsules. Seeds 2 per locule, rounded-trigonous; seed coat dry, smooth; caruncle absent.

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    Other Local Names

    Maidenbush [Greek hetero-, other or different from, and genus Savia]

     Information From

    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).