Monographs Details: Orectanthe
Authority: Carlquist, Sherwin. 1960. Anatomy of Guayana Xyridaceae: Abutboda, Orectanthe and Achtyplola. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 63-117.
Scientific Name:Orectanthe Maguire
Discussion:Leaves of Orectanthe are basically not unlike those of the species of Abolboda just described, but differ from them in having a broad, flat shape, and an abaxial hypodermis (in some places, at least) as well as an adaxial one. The chlorenchyma cells are elongate in longitudinal section, and have symmetrically placed short arms (fig. 43). They correspond to the cells shown for Xyris lanata by Solereder and Meyer (1929, fig. lib).