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Flora Data (Last Modified On 2/7/2013)
Species CYMBOPETALUM BRASILIENSE (Vell.) Benth.
PlaceOfPublication journ. Linn. Soc. 5: 69. 1861
Reference R. E. Fries, in Svensk. Vet.-Akad. Handl. ser. 3. 2410: 29. 1900.
Synonym Uvaria brasiliensis Vell. Fl. Flumin. 238. 1825; 5: tab. 122. 1827; Eichl. in Mart. Fl. Bras. 131: 39, tab. 13, fig. 2. 1841. Unona viridiflora Splitg. in Nederl. Kruidk. Arch. 1: 224. 1848. Uvaria viridiflora Walp. Ann. Bot. Syst. 2: 19. 1851. Eschweilera simplex Miers, in Trans. Linn. Soc. 30: 264. 1875. Trigynaeia anastomosans Rusby, Descr. New Species of S. Amer. Plants 19. 1920. Uva brasiliensis 0. Ktze. Rev. Gen. 7. 1891.
Description A small tree with shortly puberulous branchlets, soon glabrescent. Leaves on petioles 3-4 mm. long, membranaceous, glabrous and densely pellucid-punctate, obovate, oblanceolate, or lanceolate-elliptic, cuneate-angustate toward the base, 15-30 cm. long and 6-10 cm. broad. Pedicels 5-9 cm. long, glabrous. Sepals con- nate at the base, rounded-reniform, obtusely acuminate, 4-6 mm. long and 6-9 mm. broad. Petals tomentellous on both sides, the outer ovate or rotundate, flat, 2.0-2.5 cm. long and 2-3 cm. broad, the inner thick, rounded-elliptic, obtuse, 2.5 -3.5 cm. long and 1.8-2.3 cm. broad, the margins involute. Stamens 4.0-4.5 mm. long. Monocarps numerous, oblong-cylindric, and more or less curved, torulose, rounded at both ends, up to 3.5 cm. long and 1.5 cm. broad. Seeds up to 6, but generally fewer.
Habit tree
Distribution This species is distributed in eastern South America from Trinidad and Venezuela down to Rio de Janeiro; in western South America from Panama to south Colombia.
Specimen DARIEN: Rio Cuasi, alt. 800 ft., Terry & Terry 1417.
 
 
 
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