1. Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.
    1. Mecardonia Ruiz & Pav.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Southern America and Northern America..

    [FTEA]

    Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Habit
    Perennal herbs, glabrous.
    Stem
    Stems ascending to prostrate, angular
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, obovoid, obtuse, crenate, with ± revolute margins
    Flowers
    Flowers purple to white, axillary, solitary, pedicellate; bracteoles 2
    Calyx
    Calyx unequally deeply 5-lobed, outer 3 lobes broader than the inner 2
    Corolla
    Corolla 2-lipped; corolla tube cylindrical
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, didynamous, included; anthers with 2 separate thecae; connective 2-branched, each bearing an anther theca
    Gynoecium
    Ovary 2-locular; stigma terminal, usually shortly 2-lobed
    Fruits
    Capsule globose or ovoid, septicidal, 2-valved
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous; reticulate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Chile Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Galápagos, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kentucky, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chagos Archipelago, East Himalaya, Illinois, India, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Nauru, Nicobar Is., Sierra Leone, Taiwan, Tanzania

    Mecardonia Ruiz & Pav. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Peruv. Prodr.: 95 (1794)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Rosso, Rev. Gen. Mecardonia, Candollea 42: 431 (1987)
    • Prodr.: 95 (1794)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0