Prometheum (A.Berger) H.Ohba

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Greece to Iran.

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Perennial succulent herbs, ± glabrous, erect, with fibrous roots, stoloniferous; caudex absent
Morphology Leaves
Cauline leaves alternate Leaves succulent, rosulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, cymose, 1–7-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile or pedicellate, 5(–6)-merous, tubular, urceolate to campanulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals united at base to form a tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10 (or 12), adnate to the corolla tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds striate. Follicles erect, many-seeded
Distribution
A small genus of about 6 species. The main features that distinguishes this genus from Rosularia is the absence of caudex, large chromosomes and a base number x=7. A typical Anatolian element, distributed from Central Greece, Turkey, eastward to the Caucasus, northern Iran, and northern Iraq. A single species in Iraq treated by many authors under Rosularia.

Native to:

Greece, Iran, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Transcaucasus, Turkey

Prometheum (A.Berger) H.Ohba appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 12: 168 (1978)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • H.Obha in J. Fac. Sci. Univ.Tokyo Ser. III, 12, 168 (1978)

  • Flora of Iraq

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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