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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/20/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/20/2013)
Species Cephaelis discolor Polak.
PlaceOfPublication Linnaea 41: 572. 1877.
Note TYPE: Costa Rica, Pola- kowsky 384 (F, MO, US, photos).
Synonym Cephaelis tonduzii Krause, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54. Beibl. 119: 45. 1916. TYPE: Costa Rica, Tonduz 11461 (F). Evea guapilensis Standley, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 15: 104. 1925. TYPE: Costa Rica, Standley 37025 (US, holotype). Cephaelis nicaraguensis Standley, Trop. Woods 16: 46. 1928. TYPE: Nicaragua, Englesing 58 (F). Cephaelis guapilensis (Standley) Standley, Publ. Field Columbian Mus., Bot. Ser. 4: 295. 1929.
Description Subshrubs to 1 m tall, usually unbranched, the stem terete, smooth, glabrous. Leaves oblong, to 22 cm long, to 8.5 cm wide, subobtuse to deltoid at the apex, acuminate, the acumen to 1.5 cm long, basally cuneate or attenuate acute, slightly inequilateral, the costa prominulous above, prominent beneath, the lateral veins 12-14, arcuate, each pair with usually 1 subparallel irregular vein, soon evanes- cent, the intervenal areas spreading reticulate, delicately marginate, stiffly char- taceous, usually discolorous, glabrous; petioles to 7 cm long, slender, 0.13-0.20 cm wide, ascending, glabrous; stipules connate for 0.4-4.0 mm, each with 2 slender awns, to 8 mm long, these often reflexed, often deciduous, glabrous. Inflorescences terminal, the peduncles 0.7-2.0 cm long, lignose, glabrate, the flowers aggregated into a subrotund mass, 3-5 cm in diam.; bracts purple green or purple, obovate lanceolate, 0.8-1.0 cm long, petaloid, glabrous, venose. Flow- ers with the hypanthium subrotund or oblong, ca. 1.5 mm long, constricted below the calycine cup, the cup short, the lobes 4-5, subequal or equal, triangular, 0.8- 1.5 mm long, 2-3 times the length of the cup; corolla and sex organs not seen; ovarian disc bilobed, ca. 0.5 mm long. Fruits bright blue, ca. 1 cm in diam., the fleshy exterior often persisting, the pyrenes when united rotund, buttockslike, the central groove conspicuous, ca. 5 mm in diam., glabrate, smooth, the raphides minute, numerous, the calycine cup persistent, 0.5-0.8 mm in diam.
Habit Subshrubs
Distribution occurs in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Water Valley, Wedel 1508 (MO). CANAL ZONE: Barro Colorado Island, Croat 11870 (MO). Pipeline Road, Gentry & Dressler 1978 (MO). COL6N: Santa Rita Ridge Road, 8.5 km from Boyd-Thatcher Highway, Mori & Kallunki 2089 (MO). DARIEN: La Boca de Pirre, Bristan 1273 (MO). Cerro Pirre, Duke 5307 (MO); Duke & Elias 13767 (MO). Cocolito, Dwyer 5136 (MO). PANAMA: Cerro Campana, Allen 1886 (MO). Cerro Trinidad, Allen 3774 (MO). Cerro Campana, Croat 14752 (MO). Cerro Jefe, Foster & Kennedy 1818 (F). Cerro Campana, Gentry 5783 (MO); Kirkbride & Hayden 239 (MO); Lewis et al. 3061 (MO). VERAGUAS: N of Santa Fe, N of Escuela Agricola Altos de Piedras, Mori & Kallunki 2533, 2587, 2619 (all MO). COLOMBIA: CHOCO. Serrania del Darien, W of Unguia on Panama border, 1150 m, Gentry et al. 17038 (MO).
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