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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/20/2013)
Species Cephaelis correae Dwyer & Hayden
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Missouri Bot. Garden 55: 36. 1968.
Note TYPE: Panamai, Lewis et al. 1759 (MO, holotype).
Description Small trees, to 5 m tall, the branchlets terete, smooth. Leaves oblong, to 29 cm long, to 12 cm wide, obtuse to deltoid at the apex, cuneate at the base, the costa somewhat prominulous above, ca. 2.5 mm wide, prominulous beneath, the lateral veins ca. 20, 1.0-1.5 cm apart, at first strict, becoming arcuate near the margin, the intermediate veins pinnatiform, membranaceous, smooth, glabrous; petioles 0.5-0.8 cm long, slender, ca. 0.25 cm wide, smooth, glabrate; stipules briefly connate, the sheath short, 2-5 mm long, interpetiolar, truncate, the lobes large, subrotund, longer than the sheath, obtuse, somewhat spreading, the margin scarious. Inflorescences terminal, solitary, glabrous, the peduncle to 20 cm long, at maturity nodding, ca. 0.3 cm wide in the middle, the exterior bracts 2, to 5 cm long, to 5.5 cm wide, conspicuously glistening, red or somewhat purple, venose, the interior bracts to 1.5 cm long, red to purplish, the larger exterior bracts compressed obovate rotund, much wider than long; undulate marginate, often with several shallow lobes, the smaller bracts obovate rotund and clawed, the claw short or to about the same length as the blade, glabrous, petaloid. Flowers ca. 1.5 cm long, the hypanthium and the calyx 2-3 cm long, glabrous, the cup eglandular, the calycine teeth 5, triangular, unequal, 1-1.2 mm long, each tooth often erosulose; corolla white, the tube cylindrical, to 10 mm long, inflated above, stiffly petaloid, glabrous outside, puberulent within near the filament attachment, the lobes 5, triangular oblong, ca. 3 mm long, glabrous; stamens 5, the anthers linear, ca. 3 mm long, the filaments attached near the middle of the tube; style linear, to 12 mm long, the stigmas 2, oblong, ca. 1.2 mm long. Fruits glistening blue, obovate oblong, 1.5 cm long, the calycine cup persistent; seeds subtrian- gular, flat on the ventral face, somewhat sulcate in the middle.
Habit trees
Distribution found only in Panama.
Specimen COCLE: El Valle, Allen 1648 (MO). Cerro Pil6n and La Mesa, Correa 52 (MO); Croat 14335 (MO); Duke 12347 (MO); Duke & Lallathin 15010 (MO); Dwyer 10534 (MO); Dwyer & Correa 7961 (MO); Dwyer & Lallathin 8690 A (MO); Gentry 5695 (MO); Lewis et al. 1759 (GH, MO, UC, US); Luteyn & Kennedy 1707 (MO); Porter et al. 4636 (COL, MO, SCZ, UC, VEN); Wilbur & Luteyn 11722 (MO). La Pintada, Hunter & Allen 541 (MO).
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