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Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/20/2013)
Species Cephaelis camponutans Dwyer & Hayden
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Missouri Bot. Garden 55: 35. 1968.
Note TYPE Panamai, Dwyer & Gauger 7346 (MO, holotype).
Description Subshrubs to 0.7 m tall, the branchlets smooth, glabrous, the nodes somewhat prominent; roots slender. Leaves strongly ascending, to 18 cm long, to 5 cm wide, attenuate acuminate at the apex, the acumen to 3 cm long, acute at the base, scarcely inequilateral, the costa scarcely prominulous to plane beneath, ca. 2 mm wide proximally, the lateral veins 15-20, evanescent when dry, strongly ascending, the margin somewhat thickened, subcoriaceous, smooth, glabrous; petioles slender, to 3 cm long; stipules obovate rotund, to 1.5 cm long, ca. 1 cm wide, obtuse or somewhat bifid(?) at -the apex, thin, with minute raphides, the margins erosulose. Inflorescences axillary, 1-3 per axil, the peduncles to 1 cm long, often nodding, the flowers conglomerate in compressed-rotund heads to 2 cm wide, blackening on drying, the exterior bracts solitary, subovate, to 1.5 cm long, coriaceous, with a median keel, the internal bracts smaller and narrower, a pair of bracteoles enclosing each flower. Flowers with the calyx tubular, the lobes 5-6, erect, subulate, longer than the tube, the margin scarious; corolla purple or white; stigmas 2, erect, digitiform, ca. 1 mm long. Fruits (immature) crowned by a persistent calyx, the pyrenes 2, elliptic; seeds with the adaxial surface plane, the endosperm smooth, the testa somewhat pigmented, perhaps bilamellate, the parenchyma cells somewhat isodiametric, 23-55 microns in diam.
Habit Subshrubs
Distribution known only from Panama.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Punta Pefia near Chiriquicito, Lewis et al. 2171 (GH, MO). COLON: Santa Rita Ridge, Croat 15345 (MO); Dwyer & Lallathin 9042, 9043 (both MO); Mori & Kallunki 2090 (MO). PANAMA: 1 mi past La Eneida, Cerro Jefe, Correa & Dressler 970 (MO). Goofy Lake to Cerro Jefe, Croat 15204 (MO). El Llano-Carti Road, 10 mi from Interamerican Highway, Croat 33766 (MO). Cerro Jefe, ca. 600 m, Croat 35871 (MO). El Llano-Carti Road, 12 km from Panamerican Highway, D'Arcy 10609 (MO). Cerro Jefe, Dwyer & Gauger 7346 (MO); Gentry 2882, 3523 (both MO). El Llano-Carti Road, Folsom 2589 (MO); Liesner 677, 1190 (both MO); Mori et al. 4630 (MO). VERA- GUAS: 5 mi NW of Santa F6, Liesner 974 (MO).
 
 
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