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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/20/2013)
Species Cephalis gaugeri Dwyer
Note TYPE: Panama, Mori et al. 3779 (MO, holotype).
Description Subshrubs to ? m tall, the stem rhizomatous at the base, the roots fibrous, the stem unbranched, ca. 0.3 cm wide, glabrous but with minute black puncta- tions, the nodes well spaced. Leaves succulent, oblong, 5.0-7.5 cm long, 1.8-3.0 cm wide, widely deltoid toward the apex, acuminate, the acumen to 0.3 cm long, ultimately obtuse, toward the base cuneate, obtuse or rounded, slightly inequi- lateral, the costa prominulous above, subplane beneath, red on drying, to 0.2 cm wide, the lateral veins ca. 7, arcuate, somewhat inconspicuous, the fine veinlets obscure, the margin lightly revolute, coriaceous, concolorous, smooth, glabrous; petioles to 1 cm long, rigid, glabrous; stipules free, often persistent, compressed- rotund, to 1 cm long, to 1.3 cm wide, with 2 triangular or oblong lobes, ca. 0.5 cm long, the lobes erose or with subulate teeth, the body of the stipule rigidly scarious, glabrous, the raphides dense. Inflorescences axillary, the peduncle ca. 1 cm long, ca. 0.3 cm wide, the fruits disposed in a globose head, to 2.5 cm in diam. Fruits sessile, oblong, to 1.5 cm long, obtuse or truncate toward the apex, carnose, smooth, glabrous, red, purple toward the apex, the bracts few, large, imbricate, compressed rotund, to 0.8 cm long, perhaps much wider than long, subcoriaceous, glabrous except ciliolate toward the margin, the margin erose, the raphides dense.
Habit Subshrubs
Distribution known only from Panama.
Note It is named in honor of Mr. George Gauger, a microbiologist in the Canal Zone who has assisted this author in collecting plants in Panama. The new species is distinguished by its stem being rhizomatous, its leaves being succulent with few, inconspicuous lateral veins, and its stipules being large and lobed.
Specimen PANAMA: Roads to Cerro Jefe and Altos de Pacora, Mori et al. 3779 (MO).
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