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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
Species BOMAREA HIRSUTA (HBK.) Herb.
PlaceOfPublication Amaryl. 114. 1837.
Synonym Alstroemeria hirsuta HBK. Nov. Gen. & Sp. 1:285. 1816.
Description Leaves lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 4-10 cm. long, 1-3 cm. wide, cus- pidate-acuminate, membranous; umbel rays usually 20-40, up to 5 cm. long, rarely fewer or longer, simple, ebracteolate, viscous-tomentose; ovary turbinate- campanulate, viscous-tomentose; sepals oblong, 1.5-2 cm. long, red or crimson; petals cuneate-unguiculate, 2-3 cm. long, red or orange, unspotted or with num- erous very small, reddish or brownish spots.
Note In typical B. hirsuta the under-side of the leaves is densely hirsute or hirsute- tomentose. This is common in Colombia, rare in Costa Rica, and so far not known from Panama. The following variety, with the leaves glabrous, or very sparingly pubescent beneath, has the same range as the typical form and is rep- resented in Panama by several collections:
 
 
 
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