Monographs Details: Pachyloma
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1958. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part III. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-156.
Family:Melastomataceae
Scientific Name:Pachyloma
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Flowers 4-merous. Hypanthium eampanulate to urceolate, the calyx-lobes fleshy and inconspicuous. Petals oval to obovate, acute to mucronulate-obtuse, eciliate. Stamens slightly to markedly anisomorphic, the larger antesepaler. Anthers linear-subulate, arcuate, 1-pored; connective prolonged below the thecae into a bilobed ventral appendage, with a dorsal caudal appendage on the connective between the thecae and filament insertion. Ovary free, 4-locular, multiovulate, glabrous or apically puberulous or setose; style thin, long-exserted; stigma punctiform. Fruit capsular, the hypanthium smooth or 8-costate; capsule 4-locular; seeds cochleate, strongly muriculate.

Discussion:

Urodesmium Naud. Ann. Sci. Nat. III. 15: 338. 1851.

Generotype: P coriaceum DC.