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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/28/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/28/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 287. 1753.
Synonym Vogelia J. F. Gmel. Syst. Nat. 2:107. 1791. Tripterella L. C. Rich. apud Michx. Fl. Bor. Amer. 1:19. 1803.
Description Annual or perennial, autotrophic or saprophytic herbs, the saprophytic species often colorless; stem simple or branched, beset with scale-like leaves, in the non- saprophytic species usually with a rosette of linear leaves at the base; flowers solitary or in groups at the top of the stem or in dense terminal cymose or head- like inflorescences; perianth limb usually consisting of 6 lobes, the outer 3 being much larger, inner ones often minute, tube cylindrical-trigonous; anthers 3, sub- sessile in the perianth throat below the inner lobes; style filiform, branching at the top into 3 short branches, each bearing a stigma; ovary trigonous, 3-celled, placentas axile; in most species ovary and perianth tube prominently 3-winged, although not in those of Panama; ovary crowned by the persistent, dried perianth, dehiscing irregularly; seeds many, oblong or ellipsoid.
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