in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 5(fol.): 197.


5(qto.): 254.


plate 472. 1822.

Etymology: For Toussaint Bastard, 1784 – 1846, French botanist
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 237. Mentioned on page 217.

Subshrubs or shrubs. Stems erect, not cespitose, with simple, stellate, or glandular hairs, never lepidote, viscid. Leaves: stipules persistent, subulate; blade ovate, unlobed or weakly lobulate, not maplelike, base cordate, margins serrate to subentire, surfaces stellate- and glandular-hairy. Inflorescences axillary, solitary flowers or terminal panicles; involucel absent. Flowers: calyx not accrescent, not inflated, divided nearly to base, shorter than mature fruits and not completely enclosing them, lobes unribbed, lanceolate; corolla yellow; staminal column included; style 6–8-branched; stigmas capitate. Fruits schizocarps but dehiscence imperfect, thus functionally capsular, erect, not inflated, oblate, papery, stellate-hairy; mericarps 6–8, 1-celled, without dorsal spur or endoglossum, lateral walls persistent, apex rounded to apiculate. Seeds 1 per mericarp, usually minutely hairy. x = 7.


Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela).


Species 3 (1 in the flora).

Selected References


Lower Taxa

... more about "Bastardia"
Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America (Colombia +, Ecuador +, Peru +  and Venezuela). +
For Toussaint Bastard, 1784 – 1846, French botanist +
in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. +  and plate +
Mallow +
Bastardia +
Malvaceae subfam. Malvoideae +