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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. South America.
Schizanthus pinnatus

[FTEA]

Solanaceae, Jennifer M Edmonds. Oliganthes, Melongena & Monodolichopus, Maria S. Vorontsova & Sandra Knapp. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2012

Morphology General Habit
Annual or biennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually alternate, usually pinnatisect, occasionally pinnate, with incised or dentate segments, membranaceous or fleshy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal many-flowered monochasial cymes; flowers zygomorphic, ‘papilionaceous’ in shape; pedicels usually erect, occasionally deflexed in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx somewhat tubular-campanulate, deeply divided into 5 calyx lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with 5 unequal deeply lobed segments or lobes comprising one anterior, two lateral and two posterior which usually fused to form a keel, basal cylindrical tube long or short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens subequal, two lateral fertile protected by the posterior keel, and three staminodes one of which often rudimentary; filaments fused to top of corolla tube, filiform above becoming thicker at point of fusion, pilose at least below; fertile anthers dorsifixed, dehiscing introsely, staminodes with vestigial anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2locular, ovules numerous; style filiform, glabrous, usually exserted; stigma capitate or discoidal, inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a smooth, many-seeded, bivalvate capsule, often dehiscing apically by two shortish slits, globose to ovoid, small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, subspherical to reniform, tiny, foveolate-reticulate.
Note
Between 8 and 20 species, with Hunziker’s ( l.c.) latest treatment recognising 12, all of which are endemic to Chile, although two have spread into neighbouring Argentina.

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South

Introduced into:

Kenya, New York, Tanzania

Schizanthus Ruiz & Pav. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Peruv. Prodr.: 6 (1794)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • DC. Prodr., 13(1): 202 (1852);
  • Fl. Peruv. 1: 13, t. 17 (1798);
  • Fl. Peruv. Prodr. 1: 6 (1794)
  • Hunziker, Gen. Solanaceae: 379 (2001)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0