Monographs Details: Orectanthe
Authority: Carlquist, Sherwin. 1960. Anatomy of Guayana Xyridaceae: Abutboda, Orectanthe and Achtyplola. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 63-117.
Family:Xyridaceae
Scientific Name:Orectanthe Maguire
Discussion:An inflorescence-axis bract of Orectanthe sceptrum subsp. occidentedis shows a notable lack of mesophyll differentiation. The entire mesophyll consists of thin-walled parenchyma. Small fibrous bundle caps are present on the phloem poles of the veins. Inflorescence-axis bracts of 0. ptaritepuiana showed an identical structure.