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Pleiostachya K. Schum.
Pflanzenreich IV. 48: 164 (1902); Andersson, Nord. J. Bot. 1: 238 (1981)

Description:
     Rosulate herbs. Inflorescence a moderately branched synflorescence; florescences rather stoutly spiciform, laterally flattened, with conduplicate spathes, cymules brachyblastic, interphyll sometimes present, bracteoles 2, sheathlike. Corolla tube ca. 15 times longer than wide; outer staminode 1, petaloid; ovary uniovulate. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 288 )

Geographical Distribution:
     Plants of this genus are found in Central America and the Pacific lowland south to southern Ecuador.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Comprises four species.

Pleiostachya pruinosa K. Schum.
Pleiostachya pruinosa K. Schum.

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