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1. Piriqueta Aublet, Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 298, Hist. Pl. Guiane. 1: 298, plate 117. 1775.

[Common name in Guiana] [Common name in Guiana]

Herbs [shrubs], hairs porrect-stellate and simple, seldom absent, glandular hairs absent [present]. Leaves petiolate or sessile, without nectaries; stipules reduced or absent. Inflorescences axillary; peduncle free; prophylls inconspicuous. Pedicels articulate. Flowers distylous [homostylous]; sepals 1/5–1/2 connate; petals yellow or whitish; corona inserted at throat on sepals and petals, annular, fimbriate; filaments often with nectaries; anthers dorsifixed. Capsules smooth [granulate/tuberculate]. Seeds straight [curved], reticulate; aril relatively narrow [wide]. x = 7.

Species 44 (1 in the flora): se United States, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, s Africa.

SELECTED REFERENCES Arbo, M. M. 1995. Turneraceae Parte I. Piriqueta. In: Organization for Flora Neotropica. 1968+. Flora Neotropica. 109+ nos. New York. No. 67. Maskas, S. D. and M. B. Cruzan. 2000. Patterns of intraspecific diversification in the Piriqueta caroliniana complex in southeastern North America and the Bahamas. Evolution 54: 815–827. Ornduff, R. 1970c. Relationships in the Piriqueta carolinianaP. cistoides complex (Turneraceae). J. Arnold Arbor. 51: 492–498.

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