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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/14/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/14/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Hist. P1. Guyan. Frang. Suppl. 4. t. 370. 1775.
Synonym Secretania loranthacea Mull.-Arg. in DC. Prod. 152:227. 1866.
Description Trees to 30 m. tall, the young branches angular, glabrous. Leaves elliptic, 8-16 cm. long, 3.0-7.5 cm. broad, abruptly and briefly acuminate at the apex, rounded or obtuse at the base, chartaceous, glabrous, the costa emersed above and below, the primary lateral nerves numerous, conspicuous; petiole 5-23 mm. long, broadly canaliculate. Inflorescence spicate, rusty-tomentulose, the rhachis elongat- ing to 5 cm. long, the flowers sessile, subtended by small ovate bracts. Calyx cupuliform, about 1 mm. long, 1.5-2.0 mm. in diameter, 5-toothed, rusty- tomentulose without; petals 5, connate into a campanulate corolla tube, the tube 1.0-1.5 mm. long, tomentulose without, black-punctate within, the lobes 1.0-1.5 mm. long, 1 mm. broad, villous within; stamens 10, inserted just below the orifice, the alternipetalous inserted slightly lower than the antipetalous, the anthers broader than long, minute, the filaments about 0.5 mm. long, glabrous; ovary globose, about 1.5 mm. in diameter, densely rusty-tomentulose, the style short. Immature drupe ellipsoid, about 7 mm. long, 4 mm. in diameter.
Habit Tree
Distribution The Panamanian specimens are sterile, for all practical purposes, and the in- complete floral description is based upon fragmentary collections from South America.
Note Known as manwood and nispero negro in Panama. The wood is heavy and extremely durable.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: region of Almirante, Cooper 497. CANAL ZONE: Gamboa, Standley 28380. CHIRIQUI: Progreso, Cooper & Slater 3I2.
Note The cited specimens are, with the exception of some very immature inflores- cences, glabrous throughout. In this respect they are unlike their South American counterparts, which are usually rusty-tomentulose throughout.
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