Louteridium is a poorly known genus of ca. 10 species. Mexico is its center of distribution, and representatives also occur in moist regions south to Panama. Within Ruellieae, Louteridium is distinct in having a three-lobed calyx (vs. five in all other genera). Louteridium species are shrubs or small trees with pale colored, gibbous flowers, and two fertile stamens (plus two staminodes). The stamens and style are exserted far beyond the corolla mouth. These and other characters suggest that Louteridium might be bat pollinated, but little to nothing is known about reproductive biology of the species.
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