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Published In: Phytologia 26(6): 407–408. 1973. (28 Sept 1973) (Phytologia) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Ossaea laxivenula Wurdack, Phytologia 26: 407. 1973.

Arbustos o árboles pequeños, 1.5–5 m de alto; vegetative buds, young leaves, inflorescences and hypanthium sparsely and deciduously covered with an indumentum brown, amorphous-squamous and diminutively glandular. Hojas elípticas a elíptico-obovadas, 9--21 (–29) cm de largo y 3.4—9.5 (–15) cm de ancho, ápice agudo a briefly acuminado, base attenuate and decurrent, margen entero o vagamente undulado-crenulado, essentially glabrous on both sides, 5-plinervias. Inflorescencia paniculate, deflexed and pendulous, 5--11 cm de largo incluyendo el pedúnculo, flores 4-meras, sésiles or subsessile, bractéolas triangular, 0.3--1 mm de largo, persistent to tardily deciduous; cáliz apically undulate, without distinct lobes, los dientes externos diminutive and inconspicuous; pétalos lanceolados, 2.5–3.5 mm de largo y 0.5--1 mm de ancho, glabrous; filamentos 1--1.5 mm de largo, tecas oblongas, 1–1.2 mm de largo con un poro dorsalmente inclinado, conectivo prolongado en un diente dorsibasal, ca 0.25 mm de largo, margin glandular; ovario 4-locular, ca ¾ ínfero. Baya 8-acostillada.
Known in Nicaragua from one collection (Rueda 9644), Cerro el Diablo, 350—600 m; young fr dic; Nicaragua to Peru.
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