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25. Herissantia Medikus, Vorles. Churpfälz. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. 4: 244. 1788. [For Louis Antoine Prospere Herissant, 1745–1769, French physician, naturalist, and poet].

John La Duke

Herbs, perennial, or shrubs, soft-tomentose, not viscid. Stems prostrate to erect. Leaves to ovate-lanceolate; corolla subrotate, yellow, orange, or white; staminal column included; ovules 1–3 per carpel; styles 10–14-branched; stigmas capitate. Fruits schizocarps, reflexed, inflated, spheric to subspheric, papery, setose; mericarps 10–12[–14], 1-celled, without dorsal spur, apex rounded, dehiscent dorsally. Seeds 2–6 per mericarp, spheric, glabrous or setose. x = 7.

Species 5 (1 in the flora): s United States, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia.

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