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Genus ACIOTIS D. Don
PlaceOfPublication Mem. Wern. Soc. 4:300. 1823.
Description Flowers 4-merous. Hypanthium thin-walled, narrowly campanulate at anthesis. Calyx-lobes minute, triangular, often glandular-setose at the apex. Petals lance- olate to obovate, acute or acuminate, commonly glandular-setose at the apex. Stamens 8, isomorphic or weakly dimorphic; anthers narrowly oblong to elliptic or nearly globose, blunt; connective somewhat prolonged below the thecae, articu- late to the apex of the filament, either simple or with two minute ventral lobes. Ovary superior, 2-celled; stigma truncate or capitellate. Fruit a globose thin- walled capsule, rupturing irregularly at maturity; seeds rugose, cochleate. Erect or spreading herbs with lanceolate to ovate leaves and terminal, divaricately branched, paniculiform cymes of small, ephemeral, white or pink flowers.
Distribution About 30 species, widely distributed in tropical America but most numerous in lowland forests of high rainfall.
Key a. Leaves pubescent beneath. b. Stems winged, pubescent with mostly simple hairs 1-1.5 mm. long.. 1. A. LEVYANA. bb. Stems merely angled, pubescent with mostly glandular hairs 0.2-0.8 mm. long ------------------------------------------------------------------ 2. A. ROSTELLATA. aa. Leaves glabrous beneath ..................-.............. 3. A. PURPURASCENS.
 
 
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