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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/20/2013)
Species Cephaelis glomerulata Donnell Smith
PlaceOfPublication Bot. Gaz. 16: 12. 1891.
Note TYPE: Guate- mala, J. D. Smith 1637, not seen.
Synonym Psychotria glomerulata (Donnell Smith) Steyermark, Mem. N.Y. Bot. Garden 23: 670. 1972.
Description Subshrubs to 2 m tall, the stem simple above or occasionally with 2 terminal branches, the twiglets terete, glabrous, the nodes well spaced. Leaves lanceolate, ovate lanceolate or oblong, occasionally inequilateral, occasionally salicoid, 5- 13 cm long, 1.6-5.5 cm wide, deltoid or acute at the apex, acuminate, the acumen to 1.5 cm long, ultimately acute or obtuse, cuneate or obtuse at the base, the lateral veins 12-16(-20), widely arcuate, with several smaller veins between ad- jacent laterals, these soon branching, the intervenal areas spreading reticulate, chartaceous to papyraceous, glabrous, usually lustrous; petioles 0.3-1.5 cm long, glabrous; stipules connate, erect, somewhat inflated, cylindrical, to 3 mm long, truncate, glabrous. Inflorescences terminal, sessile or subsessile (the peduncle to 0.5 cm long), the bracts and flowers aggregated into an oblong or compressed rotund head, 1.5-2.5 cm long, often somewhat wider than long, the outermost bracts ovate rotund, to 1.5 cm long, to I cm wide, obtuse, rounded or bibbed at the apex, subcoriaceous, glabrous, venose, eglandular within, white or green, turning purple in fruit, with progressively smaller, narrower, and more concave bracts within, each flower enclosed by 2 tightly enveloping bracteoles. Flowers sessile; hypanthium ca. 1 mm long, glabrous, the calycine cup about equal to the hypanthium, delicately petaloid, glabrous, eglandular within, the teeth 5, irregular but mostly subulate or triangular, to 1.2 mm long; corolla white, the tube cylin- drical, ca. 1 cm long, petaloid, glabrous outside, puberulent within in the middle of the tube for ca. 4 mm; stamens 5, the anthers subsessile, oblong, 2.2 mm long, obtuse, minutely apiculate, the filaments attached near the middle of the tube; style slender, about as long as the tube, the stigmas 2, dilated, oblong, 1.3 mm long, subplane. Fruits fleshy, oblong or subrotund, to 1 cm long, china blue at maturity, glabrous.
Habit Subshrubs
Distribution extends from Guatemala to Panama.
Common Uasika
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Punta Pefia, near Chiriquicito, ca. 1000 ft, Lewis et al. 2175 (COL, MO, UC, VEN). Old Bank Island, Wedel 1930 (MO, US), 1941 (US). Fish Creek, Chiriqui Lagoon, Wedel 2199 (MO, US). Fish Creek Mountains, Wedel 2309 (MO, US). Bastimentos, Chiriqui Lagoon, Wedel 2907 (MO). Isla Col6n, Wedel 2968 (MO, US); Woodson et al. 1936 (F, MO). CANAL ZONE: Telephone cable trail between splice S16 and S49, Rio Indio, Steyermark & Allen 17428 (MO). Fort Sherman near road to Gatin along Road S-5, Tyson & Dwyer 1215, 1243 (both MO). COCLE: 16.7 km N of turnoff to Coclesito from Llano Grande, Hammel 1819 (MO). COLON: Santa Rita Ridge, Croat 14143 (MO); Dwyer 8404, 8413 (both MO); Dwyer et al. 8995 (MO). Highway to 8 mi E of Santa Rita Ridge, 800 ft, Dwyer et al. 8986 (MO). Santa Rita Ridge road, Gentry 1887 (MO). Santa Rita Ridge, Gentry 8822 (MO); Lewis et al. 5272 (MO). Santa Rita Ridge, 2.7 mi by gravel road NE of Transisthmian Highway, Nee & Mori 3675 (MO). PANAMA: Road to Carti, 13 km N of El Llano, Busey 384 (MO). Cerro Jefe, 5 mi S of Summit, Busey & Croat 284 (MO). El Llano-Carti Road, 10 mi from Panamerican Highway, 330 m, Croat 33756 (MO). Cerro Jefe, Croat 35869 (MO). Rio Sancanti, ca. 2 mi upstream from Piria, ca. 120 m, Duke 14378 (MO). Goofy Lake, to 8 mi S of Goofy Lake toward Cerro Jefe, Dwyer 7103 (MO). Between Cerro Jefe and La Eneida, 2100-2900 ft, Dwyer 8241 (MO). El Llano- Carti Road, Folsom 2616 (MO). El Llano-Carti Road, 12 km N of Panamerican Highway, Folsom 3597 (MO). Cerro Jefe, ca. 1000 m, Gentry 6147 (MO). Cerro Jefe, ca. 3100 ft, Gentry et al. 3459 (MO). Cerro Jefe to La Eneida, Hayden 1016 (MO, UC). El Llano to Carti-Tupile, 16 km above Panamerican Highway, Kennedy et al. 2429 (MO). Altos del Rio Pacora, 2500 ft, Lewis et al. 2262 (COL, DUKE, K, MO, UC, VEN). El Llano to Carti-Tupile, 300-500 m, Liesner 1276 (MO). Gorgas Memorial Labs, 5-10 km NE of Altos de Pacora, ca. 600 m, Mori & Kallunki 3325 (MO). Cerro Jefe, 2700 ft, Tyson 3373 (MO). VERAGUAS: Mouth of Rio Concepci6n, Hayden 2806 (COL, DUKE, MO, UC, VEN). 3-4 km W of Santa F6, 2500 ft, Nee 11308 (MO). SAN BLAS: Inland from airport at Mandinga, Duke 8917 (MO).
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