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Phryma

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Phrymaceae
Genus: Phryma
Species: P. leptostachya

Name

Phryma L.

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Phryma, or lopseed, is a perennial herb.[1] The genus is native to eastern North America (roughly, everywhere east of the Rocky Mountains[2]) and Asia (Japan, Nepal, India and West Pakistan[3]), and consists of either one or two species, depending on whether the American and Asian species are considered separate or not.[4]

The plant stands about 0.3 to 1.0 meters tall, and the inflorescences bear a number of small (4 mm) tube-shaped white to pink flowers.[1]

Although it has sometimes been classified in the family Verbenaceae[1], 21st century research has placed it in a small family (Phrymaceae) along with Mimulus (monkey flowers) and a small number of other genera which had formerly been in the Scrophulariaceae.[4]

References

1. ^ a b c "Phryma leptostachya". Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/detail.asp?SpCode=PHRLEP. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
2. ^ "Phryma leptostachya". PLANTS. http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PHLE5. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
3. ^ "Phryma leptostachya". Flora of Pakistan. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=200022045. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
4. ^ a b Olmstead, R. G. (2003). "Whatever happened to the Scrophulariaceae?" ( – Scholar search). Fremontia 30: 13–22. http://courses.washington.edu/bot113/Spring/WebReadings/PdfReadings/Scrophulariaceae.pdf. Page 22.

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