Conostegia sect. Conostegia

Kriebel, Ricardo, 2016, A Monograph of Conostegia (Melastomataceae, Miconieae), PhytoKeys 67, pp. 1-326: 44

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.67.6703

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scientific name

Conostegia sect. Conostegia
status

 

Conostegia sect. Conostegia  

Diagnosis.

A mostly Central American and Caribbean group, section Conostegia   is distinguished by the following combination of characters: calyx calyptrate with the calyptra falling as a unit, lacking calyx teeth altogether, and with conspicuous sclereids internally. Flowers generally pleiostemonous, staminal filaments not evidently geniculate and transitioning smoothly to the anther thecae, style mostly the same length or shorter than the stamens, with a stele within, mucilage inside the ovary, seeds ovoid and smooth.