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Setchellanthaceae Iltis

LSID: urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:1828923

Family protologue: Iltis H H (1999) Setchellanthaceae (Capparales), a new family for a relictual, glucosinolate-producing endemic of the Mexican deserts, Taxon, International Association for Plant Taxonomy, Vienna, Vol. 48(2): 257-275

Number of Species: 1 - Setchellanthus caeruleus Brandegee

LSID: None

Species protologue: Brandegee T S (1909) Plantae Mexicanae Purpusianae, University of California Publications in Botany, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, Vol. 3: 379

Common names

Unknown

Named after

William Albert Setchell, 1864-1943

Types

Holotype: None specified (to be confirmed)

Isotypes: Purpus 3400 at B, GH, MO

Syntypes: Purpus 3400 at UC

Protologue

Frutex microphyllus;
Foliis alternis exstipulatis, pilus medifixis (malpighiaceis) strigosis appressis obtectus;
Flores actinomorphi 5-7-meri dialypetali axillares, coeruleo-lilacini;
Stamina radialiter biseriatim fasciculata, maturatione centrifuga, antheris basifixis;
Ovarium triloculare, carpellis ad axem placentiferum coalitis caeterum sejunctis, parte valvari a latere compressa maturitate ab axe secedente;
Semina in quoque loculo biseriata, recta, applanata, endospermio vix obvio, embryo rectus, spathulatus, radicula inter lobos basales cotyledonorum occultata;

Genus et species unica.

Full morphological description and images

Original document and line drawings, available at JSTOR with password access only

More information at Stevens P F (2001 onwards) Angiosperm Phylogeny Website

Images

Flower available at Google Images
Flower, Flower, Bush, Image available online via Stevens P F (2001 onwards) Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Setchellanthaceae

Distribution

Mexico (Chihuahua, Oaxaca)

Habitat

Arid or sub-arid deserts;
Altitude: 1200-2100m

Ecology

Geology: Limestone (gravel fans or cliffs)

Conservation

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Category: Not assessed
Located in protected reserves: Unknown

Voucher specimens

Unknown: partial atpB;
Unknown: partial rbcL

Chromosome & ploidy values

Unknown

Molecular sequences

EMBL-EBI

Ecological phytochemicals

Glucosinolates (Iltis H H 1999)

Pollination mechanism

Unknown

Seed dispersal vectors (frugivores)

Unknown

Other plant/animal associations

Unknown

Human uses

Unknown