Mitchella L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 111. 1753. (1 May 1753)

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

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74. Mitchella L.

Por D.H. Lorence.

Hierbasperennes rastreras, inermes, terrestres, las flores bisexuales. Hojas opuestas,isofilas, enteras, sin domacios; nervadura menor no lineolada; estípulasinterpeciolares, triangulares, aristadas o 2-aristadas, erguidas, persistentes,aparentemente valvares. Inflorescencias terminales o seudoaxilares, en un parde flores con los ovarios unidos, sin brácteas. Flores pediceladas, distilas;limbo calicino (3)4-lobado, sin calicofilos; corola angostamenteinfundibuliforme, vellosa en la garganta, los lobos 4, valvares, sin apéndices;estambres 4, incluidos o exertos, las anteras dorsifijas; estigmas 4,filiformes, incluidos o exertos; ovario 4-locular, los óvulos 1 por lóculo,basales. Frutos sincárpicos, de 2 frutos parcialmente unidos, drupáceos,elipsoidales a subglobosos, carnosos, rojos; pirenos en cada fruto 4,2-loculares; semillas ovoide-elipsoidales, blancas, lisas. 2 spp. 1 en Japón yCorea y la otra de Canadá a Guatemala.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Mesoamericana
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    Herbs, perennial, unarmed, creeping, rooting at nodes. Raphides present. Leaves opposite, without domatia; stipules generally persistent, interpetiolar, triangular, entire to deeply 3(-5)-lobed, often glandular at apex. Inflorescences terminal or pseudoaxillary near stem apices, 2-flowered, pedunculate, ebracteate. Flowers sessile, bisexual, distylous, fused in pairs by their ovaries. Calyx with ovary portion of individual flowers subglobose, with structure formed by fused ovaries oblate to dicoccous, with limb of individual flowers (3 or)4-lobed. Corolla white, funnelform, pilose in throat and onto lobes; lobes (3 or)4, valvate in bud. Stamens (3 or)4, inserted in corolla throat, exserted in short-styled flowers, included in long-styled flowers; filaments stout; anthers basifixed. Ovary of individual flowers 4-celled, ovules 1 in each cell, axile; stigmas 4, linear, exserted in long-styled flowers, included in short-styled flowers. Fruit multiple, orange to red, drupaceous, subglobose to oblate, fleshy, with calyx limbs 2, persistent; pyrenes 8, 1-celled, each with 1 seed, angled, 3-ridged; seeds medium-sized, ellipsoid; endosperm corneous; embryo small; radicle hypogynous.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Of CHina @
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    "Fls heterostylic, mostly 4-merous, paired, their hypanthia united; cor funnelform, with elongate tube and short, spreading or recurved lobes villous on the inner face; ovary 4-locular, with a single erect ovule in each locule; stigmas 4, slender; fr a twin berry, with 8 seeds; creeping evergreen herbs with axillary or terminal white fls and scarlet (white) berries. 2, the other in ne. Asia."

  • Provided by: [A].New York Botanical Garden
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    • A Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    Flora Mesoamericana
    Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora Of CHina @
    '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
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    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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