Conostegia sect. Australis Kriebel

Kriebel, Ricardo, 2016, A Monograph of Conostegia (Melastomataceae, Miconieae), PhytoKeys 67, pp. 1-326: 117

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Conostegia sect. Australis Kriebel

sect. nov.

Conostegia sect. Australis Kriebel   sect. nov.


A mostly South American group distinguished by the following combination of characters: pleiostemonous flowers, calyx calyptrate, lacking calyx teeth altogether, and with conspicuous sclereids internally exserted styles, stamens lacking a filament geniculation but frequently bearing an evident distinction between the filament and the anther, exserted style, most species lacking a stele inside the style, mucilage inside the ovary present, and seeds ovoid and smooth.


Conostegia lasiopoda   Benth.