Alonsoa Ruiz. & Pav.

Mask Flower

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs. Stems 4-angled. Leaves opposite or in 3s. Flower clusters terminal. Flowers flat and wheel-like, with a very short tube, inverted by bending of the flower stalk. Stamens 4.


Flowers inverted by bending of the flower stalk; fertile stamens 4.

About 6 species from tropical America.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Scrophulariaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Scrophulariaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Alonsoa meridionalis (L.f.) Kuntze