Monographs Details: Bonnetia
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Theaceae
Scientific Name:Bonnetia
Description:Species Description - Flowers hermaphroditic, rose, pink, white, or yellow, solitary or in axillary pedunculate cymes of 3, sometimes arranged more or less racemosely or paniculately; bracteoles non-foliar or foliar and conspicuous, single or whorled, persistent or caducous; sepals 5, imbricate, sometimes quincuncial, persistent; petals 5, convolute in the bud, flabelliform or obovate, deciduous; stamens numerous, free or essentially so, multiseriate, introrse, anthers 4-celled or sometimes 2-celled; ovary 3-celled, seldom 4-celled, placentae vertically 2- or more-seriate, placentation axillary, ovules exalbuminous; style solitary and 3-lobed, or 3(-4)-divided to the base; stigmas terminal on stylar lobes or branches; embryo erect; fruit capsular, capsule septicidal, endocarp cartilaginous, columella persistent; seeds linear, often membranous-winged.

Discussion:

Kieseria Nees, Flora 4: 298 [May 21] 1821, nom rejic; Kew Bull. 3: 112. 1940.

Shrubs or small non-lactiferous trees with alternate, usually subsessile pinnately veined entire, often minutely spinulose leaves; confined to the Neotropics exclusive of Central America and the Andes.

Type. Bonnetia stricta (Nees) Nees & Martius.