Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual or perennial herbs, spreading, viscid. Leaves opposite, petiolate, lamina entire or shallowly lobed, rounded. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, few–many-flowered; calyx 5-lobed, tube split to the base on the lower side, viscid pubescent; corolla cream to red-purple, tubular, expanded into the 5-lobed limb, lobes rounded, unequal; fertile stamens 4; stigma of 2 flattened lobes. Capsule rough (not spiny), crested on the dorsal side and extended at the apex into 2 long horns.

9 species, in the warm tropical Americas; 2 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Christensen, T.J. (1999). Pedaliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Pedaliaceae
Higher taxa
genus Proboscidea
Subordinate taxa