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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Florida to Caribbean.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[LKGF]

Harley, R.M. et al. (2004). Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary, cymose, paniculate, dense
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers scented, pale yellow to white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, subtruncate or regularly 4-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla infundibular to hypocrateriform, actinomorphic, 4-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, included or slightly exserted, equal in length, inserted at top of tube with filaments very short, thecae parallel
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-locular, each locule with 2 ovules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style terminal, with stigma bilobed, lobes unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a small drupe containing a single 2-4-seeded pyrene.
Note
Two species
Distribution
Bahamas and Greater Antilles.

Native to:

Bahamas, Cayman Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico

Petitia Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Enum. Syst. Pl.: 1 (1760)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

  • Harley RM, Atkins S, Budantsev AL, Cantino PD, Conn BJ, Grayer R, Harley MM, de Kok RPJ, Krestovskaja T, Morales R, Paton AJ, Ryding O, and Upson T. 2004. Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Sp
  • Moldenke, Rep. Spec. Nov. 42: 229-251 (1937), rev.
  • Petitia Jacq. in Enum. Pl. Carib. 1 (1760)
  • Scleroon Benth. ex Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 29(Misc.): 65 (1843).

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/
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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

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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