Prometheum (A.Berger) H.Ohba

First published in J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 12: 168 (1978)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Greece to Iran.

Descriptions

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.
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Sources

  • Flora of Iraq

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0