Nertera


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Nertera

 

a genus of creeping perennial herbs of the family Rubiaceae. The leaves are oval and opposite. The solitary flowers are four- or five-parted and have tubular or funnel-shaped greenish corollas. The fruit is a two-seeded drupe. There are approximately 12 species of Nertera, distributed in subtropical and tropical regions of the southern hemisphere. The bead plant (Nertera granadensis, or N. depressa) is cultivated in greenhouses and as a house plant; it is common in Central and South America, Tasmania, and New Zealand. The bead plant grows in dense clusters, which are adorned in the summer and autumn with bright orange fruits.

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Miconia biappendiculata Myrsine coriacea Pennisetum clandestinum Asplenium aureum Richardia scabra Nertera granadensis Polypodium remotum Calycophysum weberbaweri (.
Country Consuming Species % Seeds % Viability species consumed in feces of seeds Argentina Teius teyou Ziziphus 59 99 mistol Bahamas Cyclura rileyi Casasia - - clusiaefolia Coccoloba uvifera Brasil Cyclura Eugenia carinata foetida Tropidurus Melocactus 80 viables torquatus violaceus Tropidurus Eugenia torquatus uniflora Genipa americana Cereus - - peruvianus Solanum viarum Chile Liolaemus Nertera 62 - pictus granadensis Relbunium 28 - hypocarpium Phymaturus Calandrinia sp.
Para Monteadentro, en el estrato uno se hallaron las 60 especies registradas en esta localidad, pertenecientes a los generos Hymenophyllum, Melpomene, Elaphoglossom, Campyloneuron, Grammitis, Pteris, Terpsichore, Epidendrum, Lepanthes, Nertera, Anthurium, Bomarea, Munnozia, Dioscorea, Disterigma, Macleania, Miconia, Mikania, Oxalis, Passiflora, Pentacalia, Peperomia, Pilea, Rubus, Smilax, Solanum, Valeriana, Vallea y Viburnum.
tomatillo), Samolus latifolius Duby (lechuguilla), Nertera granadensis (Mutis.
Especies indicadoras adicionales son Sisyrinchium bogotense, Halenia asclepiadea, Hypericum juniperinum, Nertera granadensis y Cyperus bipartitus.
Nertera (Rubiaceae) is a small genus of six herbaceous species distributed in New Zealand, Tristan da Cunha, South and Central America, and the Antilles (Andersson, 1993, 2000).
En el piso del bosque la cubierta herbacea es escasa, en algunos sectores crece Nertera granadensis (Mutis ex L.
El estrato herbaceo se levanta hasta los 1,5 m y esta conformado basicamente por Anthurium microspadix, Anthurium pedatum, Burmeistera ceratocarpa, Lindsaea quadrangularis, Pseudechinolaena polystachya, Zeugites mexicana, Nertera granadensis, Diplazium diplazioides, Renealmia ligulata, Microchilus major, Malaxis andicola y Pteris haenkeana.
The type of Nertera alsinoides was collected in central Veracruz at Cuesta Grande de Jalacingo near the border with Puebla.
Gal 1 1 1 Nertera granadensis Ner-g 1,2,3,4 1 1 Bartsia santolinaefolia Bar-s 2,3,4 1 1 L- A- B- T- Especie sem dis sem pla Habit Blechnum loxense 1 1 0 2 1 Elaphoglossum engelii 1 1 0 2 1 Huperzia rufescens 1 1 0 2 1 Melpomene moniliformis 1 1 0 2 1 Hydrocotyde bonplandii 2 3 1 2 2 Niphogeton lingula 2 3 0 2 1 Bidens triplinervia 4 2 0 2 2 Cotula mexicana 2 3 1 2 2 Espeletia killipii 3 4 1 3 1 Gamochaeta sp.
The bead plant, Nertera granadensis is a few centimetres tall and spreads, hugging the compost surface like a carpet of moss - its name comes from the Greek nerteros meaning low.
Robbrecht, 1982b: 2/(6)6; 1 as Coynula pilosa, 1 as Nertera arnottianum [sic])