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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/20/2013)
Species Cephaelis bristanii Dwyer & Hayden
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 55: 34. 1968.
Note TYPE: Panama, Bristan 575 (MO).
Description Subshrubs to 30 cm tall, the stems smooth, glabrous, black, scarcely nodose, often prostrate and bearing long narrow roots. Leaves oblong, 9-16 cm long, 3.5- 6.0 cm wide, apically deltoid, ultimately obtuse, attenuate cuneate at base, the costa slender, prominulous or plano-convex beneath, the lateral veins 15-30, 0.5- 0.8 cm apart, arcuate, the intermediate veins evanescent, rigidly papyraceous, concolorous, glabrous; petioles to 4 cm long, to 1.5 mm wide; stipules connate, the sheath compressed annular, 1-2 mm long, minutely and obtusely 2-apiculate. Inflorescences axillary, the peduncles solitary, to 2 cm long, black, smooth, the flowers aggregated into 1-2 rotund capitula, ca. 1 cm in diam., the bracts many, clustered, the interior bracts becoming narrower adaxially, oblong, acute, pu- berulent. Flowers with the hypanthium funnel shaped, scarcely 2 mm long, the calycine cup petaloid in texture, ca. 1 mm long, the lobes 4(?), short, truncate or obtuse, often much reduced, the margin then erosulose, often with a few straight cilia; corolla with the tube narrow cylindrical, to 7 mm long, ca. 1 mm wide in the middle, petaloid, glabrous outside, densely white pilose within above the middle of the tube, the lobes 4, to 2 mm long, obtuse; stamens 5, the anthers ca. 0.8 mm long, the filaments linear, ca. 3 mm long; stigmas 2, erect, ca. 1 mm long. Fruits red (fide Bristan), not seen.
Habit Subshrubs
Distribution known from Costa Rica and Panama.
Common Hinupichica
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Quebrada Lugron and Cerro Bonyik near Rio Teribe, Kirkbride & Duke 641 (MO). DARIEN: Cerro Pirre, Bristan 575 (MO). -Cand Cuasi Trail, Cerro Campanimento near Tres Bocas, Rio Cuasi headwaters, Kirkbride & Duke 1243 (MO).
 
 
 
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