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Habit: [Annual] perennial herb [shrub]. Stem: 1--many, ascending to erect. Leaf: generally opposite, clasping, +- dentate to pinnately-lobed. Inflorescence: flowers in terminal interrupted spikes, 2--4 per node; bracts 2 proximal to calyx. Flower: sepals 5, free; corolla 5-lobed, 2-lipped, white to violet or purple, tube 4-angled, upper lip 2-lobed, arched, lower lip reflexed; stamens 4, in 2 pairs, anther sacs well separated by thick tissue; stigma lobes 2, flat. Fruit: loculicidal, +- ovoid. Seed: many, surface net-like.
Species In Genus: +- 50 species: tropical America, Africa, Asia, Australia. Etymology: (Latin: from stemodiacra, stamens with 2 tips)
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pseudorontium cyathiferum
Next taxon: Stemodia durantifolia
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Stemodia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11406, accessed on May 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 03, 2016.