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Published In: Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, 46(5): 140–144, f. 2. 1989. (9 Mar 1989) (Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4,) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/3/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 2/2/2016)
Changes: Taxon new to Flora

Conservation Calculations     (Last Modified On 2/2/2016)
Ecological Value: 3.55000
Num Project Specimens: 5
Newest Specimen Year: 2008
Oldest Specimen Year: 1998
Conservation Value: 36.92000
Conservation Abbrev: NT


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Clidemia hammelii Almeda, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, 46: 140. 1989.

Arbustos or small trees, 1–5 m de alto; young ramitas and inflorescencias with a moderadamente to dense understory of stellate-furfuraceous or short-asperous headed hairs surpassed by sparse to moderate covering of smooth spreading simple hairs 2—3.5 mm de largo, usually entremezclados con early deciduous asperous-headed hairs. Hojas elliptic, 8--29 cm de largo y 6.1—14.5 cm de ancho, ápice long-acuminado, base acute to cuneate, margen entire to inconspicuously crenulate, haz moderadamente strigose to subhirsute with smooth simple hairs, mostly 1—2 mm de largo, envez moderately hirsute with a mixture of smooth, simple hairs 1—2.5 mm de largo and minute glandular hairs, the latter primarily on the venation, 5—7 nervias or 5—7-pli-nerved, typically with pocket domatia formed in angle between median vein and each of the 2 proximal lateral veins. Inflorescencia modified dichasium pseudolateral 2–6 cm de largo, flores 5-meras, con pedicelos 1—2.5 mm de largo, bractéolas angostamente lanceoladas to subulate, 1.5—2.5 mm de largo y 0.5 mm de ancho, sometimes fused, persistentes; hypanthium with a sparse understory of sessile stelluate-furfuraceous hairs surpassed by moderate to sparse covering of spreading, smooth, simple hairs 0.5—2 mm de largo; cáliz closed in bud and crowned by apiculum ca 0.5 mm de largo, rupturing irregularly at anthesis into 3—5 hyaline, persistent, rounded lobes ca 0.5 mm de largo, los dientes exteriores subulados, 0.5—1 mm de largo; pétalos oblongos, 3—3.5 mm de largo y 1—1.5 mm de ancho, glabros, blancos or pale pink; filamentos 1.5--2 mm de largo, tecas 1—1.5 (--1.75) mm de largo con un poro inclinado somewhat dorsally, amarillo, conectivo simple; ovario 5-locular, completamente ínfero, collar apical 0.5 mm de largo,glandular-puberulent. Baya 5–7 mm de diámetro, dark purple cuando madura; semillas 0.5 mm de largo, densely papillate

Rare, known from two collections from Southeast Nicaragua; 50—200 m; fl sep, young fr ene, sep; Rueda 8573, 10093; Nicaragua to Ecuador.



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