Maurandya Ortega

Commemorating Cataline Pancratia Maurandy, Spanish botanist and wife of Prof. A.J. Maurandy, onetime director of the Cartagena Bot. Gds.

Perennial shrubby herbs, climbing with twining leaf stalks. Leaves alternate, deltoid or 5-lobed, palmately veined. Flowers slightly irregular, solitary in the leaf axils, with twining stalks. Calyx with deeply cut, unequal lobes shorter than the corolla tube. Corolla tube wide and slightly flattened, slightly swollen at the base, slightly 2-lipped. Stamens in 2 adjacent, adhering pairs. Fruit a more or less symmetrical capsule, splitting at the tip, containing numerous warty seeds.

The genus Maurandya has been circumscribed in various ways, sometimes with species in Asarina. It is treated here in a narrow sense.

Seed or cuttings.

Delicate climbing plants with purple flowers and capsules with more or less equal chambers.

2-4 species from N and C America.

Elisens (1985), Sutton (1988).

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       Plantaginaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Maurandya barclayana