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Published In: Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise 1: 180, t. 69. 1775. (Jun-Dec 1775) (Hist. Pl. Guiane) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 3/13/2014)
Reference(s):
Generic Distribution: Not Endemic to the Malagasy Region
Generic Species Diversity and Endemism Status: has been evaluated
No. of species in Fl. Madagasc.: not published
Accepted Published Species: 3 endemic
Estimated Undescribed Species: none
Estimated Total Species: 3 endemic
Additional Taxonomic Work: not currently required
Species Level Data Entry: Complete
Notes:

Bertiera includes shrubs and small trees with well developed, generally persistent tubular stipules with the interpetiolar portion triangular and acute; terminal thyrsiform inflorescences with dichasial axes or often with the higher order axes characteristically scorpioid, and with the bracts short to well developed; sessile, bisexual, homostylous flowers with secondary pollen presentation; 5 calyx lobes, corolla, lobes, and stamens; tubular-funnelform, white to yellow or greenish corollas that are characteristically acuminate or apiculate in bud, with the lobes often acuminate; and blue to blue-black berry fruits with numerous small angled seeds. The form of the flower buds is usually characteristic, though those of some Vanguerieae may be similar.

The identity and correct name of Bertiera crinita were clarified by Wittle & Daves (2010), before their work the identification of these plants was problematic. In particular Bertiera crinita has sometimes been confused with Gaertnera phanerophlebia Baker, which is quite similar in its pubescence, tubular stipules, and general aspect including inflorescence form; Gaertnera phanerophlebia can be separated by its flowers and fruits with superior ovaries.

Compiled or updated by: C.M. Taylor VI 2011

Images and Maps     (Last Modified On 3/13/2014)
Maps: Distribution map: Wittle & Davis (2010: Map 1, p. 107).

 

 

 
 
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