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Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/20/2013)
Species Cephaelis dimorphandrioides Dwyer
Note TYPE: Panama, Croat 27470 (MO, ho- lotype).
Description Shrubs to 1.4 m tall. Leaves elliptic oblong, often falcate oblong, 17-30 cm long, 6-14 cm wide, deltoid or obtuse toward the apex, acute or abruptly acute toward the base, the costa slender above, prominent beneath, the lateral veins 13-17, arcuate, often with one smaller and shorter vein between 2 lateral veins, the intervenal areas spreading reticulate, rigidly chartaceous, discolorous, gla- brate above, minutely puberulent beneath; petioles lignose, to 4.5 cm long, twist- ed, puberulent; stipules (only one pair seen at tip of twig) oblong rotund, to 0.7 mm. long, deeply 2-lobed, coriaceous, the lobes rounded, farinose, glabrous with- in. Inflorescences terminal, sessile, cylindrical, 5-12 cm long, to 4 cm wide, obtuse at the apex, black when dry, the flowers more than 100. Flowers perhaps sessile, the hypanthium short, swollen, puberulent, the calycine cup short, ca. 5 mm long, the teeth subulate, to 6.5 mm long, unequal, acute, puberulent outside, glabrous inside, carnose, with 3 longitudinal veins, with 2-4 oblong glands, to 0.3 mm long, at the sinuses; corolla red outside, the tube narrowly cylindrical, 10-14 mm long, puberulent outside, glabrous within, subcarnose, the lobes 5, yellow within, lance oblong, to 3 mm long, carnose, puberulent outside; stamens 5, the anthers narrow oblong, 2.8-3.0 mm long, minutely apiculate, slender, attached below the middle of the tube; ovarian disc 4-lobed, to 0.8 mm long, the style linear, 9-14 mm long, the stigmas 2, reflexed, linear oblong, to 0.8 mm long.
Habit Shrubs
Description Fruits (immature) oblong, to 5 mm long, to 0.3 mm wide, truncate, each pyrene smooth, black, 10-ribbed, the hairs weak, white, arachnoid.
Distribution known only from Veraguas.
Note It is distinguished from all other Cephaelis by the cylindrical spikelike inflorescence which bears a resemblance to the inflorescence of the legume genus Dimorphandra.
Specimen VERAGUAS: Valley of Rio Dos Bocas between Alto Piedra and Calovebora, 350-400 m, Croat 27470 (MO, holotype). Road from Santa Fe to Calovebora (Panamanian Highway 35) 16 km from Santa Fe; on Atlantic slope near Rio Caloveborita, Mori et al. 6675 (MO).
 
 
 
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