Hydrolea L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics to Central U.S.A.

[FTEA]

Hydrophyllaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, ellipsoid or ovoid, thin, usually septicidally 2-valved; seeds numerous, minute.
Morphology General Habit
Herbs or undershrubs, sometimes spiny, glabrous or glandular-pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in peduncled bracteate cymes, forming panicles or in false racemes or axillary clusters
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes 5, imbricate at the base, open above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla often blue, rotate-campanulate, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, inserted at the sinuses of the corolla; filaments filiform, usually dilated at the base; anthers sagittate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2(–3)-locular, with fleshy placentas adnate to the septa; ovules many per locule; styles 2, subulate, distinct from the base; stigmas simple or capitate

[FZ]

Hydrophyllaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 7:4. 1990

Morphology General Habit
Herbs or subshrubs, sometimes spiny, glabrous or glandular-pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in peduncled bracteate cymes, forming panicles or in false racemes or axillary clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes 5, imbricate at the base, open above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla often blue, rotate-campanulate, 5-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, inserted at the sinuses of the corolla; filaments filiform, usually dilated at the base; anthers sagittate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2(3)-locular with fleshy placentas adnate to the septa; ovules many per locule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Styles 2, subulate, distinct from the base; stigmas simple or capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, ellipsoid or ovoid, thin, usually septicidally bivalved; seeds numerous, minute.

Native to:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arkansas, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hainan, Honduras, Illinois, India, Indiana, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kentucky, Laos, Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Malaya, Mali, Maryland, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Carolina, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virginia, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre

Hydrolea L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 328 (1762)

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 West Tropical Africa

  • Brand in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 251, Hydrophyllac.: 174 (1913). Nom. cons.
  • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 2

Flora Zambesiaca

  • A.W. Bennett in Journ. Linn. Soc. Bot.11: 266–279, t. 1 (1870).
  • Brand in Engl, Pflanzenr. IV 251, 59: 174–185 (1913)
  • Davenport in Rhodora90: 169–208 (1988) nom. conserv.
  • Gen. Pl. ed. 6: 124 (1764).
  • Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 328 (1762)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.W. Bennett in J.L.S. 11: 266–279, t. 1 (1870)
  • Brand in E.P. IV. 251, 59: 174–185 (1913), nom. conserv.
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 6: 124 (1764)
  • Sp. Pl., ed. 2: 328 (1762)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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  • 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