Plant Listings

Mitreola petiolata

Mitreola petiolata (J.F. Gmel.) Torr. & Gray

Common Names: No known common name

Family: Loganiaceae

Habit: Mitreola petiolata grows as a glabrous, herbaceous annual up to 1 m in height. The leaves are arranged oppositely, to 8 cm long (usually smaller), ovate to elliptic and an acuminate leaf apex with an entire margin. 

The complete, perfect, actinomorphic flowers are in terminal or axillary cymes. The calyx has 5 fused at the base sepals. The corolla has 5 fused white petals. There are 5 anthers are fused at the base to the corolla.  The superior ovary has 2 locules and multiple ovules. The fruit is an elongate horned capsule.

Mitreola petiolata grows in freshwater areas and areas that remain wet for extended periods (ditches, low patches, grasslands).

Mitreola petiolata occurs in the northern island groupings of the Lucayan Archipelago, the southern United States and tropical regions of the world.

Medicinal/Cultural/Economic usage
: Mitreola petiolata is not known to be used medicinally in the Lucayan Archipelago.