Maurandya

Maurandya

 

a genus of plants of the family Scrophulariaceae. They are perennial herbaceous lianas that are attached to their supports by coiling petioles and pedicels (except for Maurandya purpusii, which has creeping shoots and tuberous rhizomes). The flowers, which are large and funnelform, are white, pink, purple, or violet. There are up to ten species, distributed from the southwestern United States to tropical Mexico. Some are annual ornamentals (M. scandens, M. lophospermum, M. erubescent) and are used to decorate walls, grilles, and balconies. At times, some species of Maurandya are attributed to the genus Asarina.

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On another wall, a maurandya drapes itself gracefully with huge, sumptuous white trumpets - whilst an enormous jasmine covers the roof of a thatched shelter, where enormous bunches of bananas are hung for guests to help themselves.
Sanchez (2012) reporto 225 especies de plantas asociadas a los cultivos de olivo en esta comunidad, entre las cuales se encontraron especies nativas utiles aprovechadas como cercos vivos (Lophocereus marginatus y Cylindropuntia kleiniae), para cobertura de suelo y formadoras del mismo (Karwinskia humboldtiana y Flourensia resinosa), medicinales (Ageratina espinosarum, Flourensia resinosa, Jatropha dioica y Maurandya antirrhiniflora) y alimenticias (Opuntia streptacantha y O.
La familia Scrophulariaceae ha tenido diferentes cambios en los ultimos anos, reubicando varios de los generos que la integraban para la flora de Veracruz a otras familias como Calceolaria a Calceolariaceae con 2 generos y 260 taxa; Buchnera, Castilleja, Escobedia, Lamouroxia y Seymeria a Orobanchaceae con 99 generos y 2061 taxa; Angelonia, Bacopa, Linaria, Maurandya, Penstemon, Russelia, Scoparia, Sibthorpia, Stemodia, Tetranema, Uroskinnera y Veronica a Veronicaceae con 104 generos y 1819 taxa (Olmstead et al.