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Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/22/2013)
Genus BOEHMERIA Jacq.
PlaceOfPublication Enum. P1. Carib. 9. 1760
Reference Stirp. Amer. 246, P1. I57. 1763.
Description Trees, shrubs, or perennial herbs, unarmed and without stinging hairs; leaves opposite or alternate, toothed, 3-nerved, those of the adjacent nodes sometimes unequal and dissimilar; plants monoecious or dioecious, the flowers in globose, usually unisexual clusters in the axils of the leaves or forming a spike; staminate flowers 3 or 4 (rarely 5) -parted; pistillate flowers tubular, contracted at the throat, 2-4-toothed or entire, the stigma filiform, the achene enclosed in the persistent, sometimes enlarged perianth.
Habit Trees, shrubs, or herbs
Key a. Flower-clusters forming a spike, often leafy at summit; leaves opposite on stem, alternate or branched; plants herbaceous ..................................... 1. B. CYLINDRICA aa. Flower-clusters axillary on the main stem and leafy branches; leaves alternate; shrubs, trees, or suffrutescent herbs. b. Leaves coriaceous, bullate .........................................2. B. ASPERA bb. Leaves membranous or subcoriaceous, flat or slightly rugulose. c. Leaves of adjacent nodes very unecual and dissimilar, the smaller, ones orbicular or subreniform, sessile ................................................. 3. B. ULMIFOLIA cc. Leaves of adjacent nodes similar or nearly so, though unequal, all petiolate or the smaller leaves sometimes subsessile in B. pavonii. d. Leaves membranous, coarsely serrate; staminate perianth 3- lobed ......................................................... 4. B. CUSPIDATA dd. Leaves subcoriaceous, finely serrulate or sub-entire; staminate perianth 4-lobed ......................................................... 5. B. PAVONJI
 
 
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