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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/20/2013)
Species Cephaelis insueta Dwyer
Note TYPE: Panama', Mori & Kallunki 3108 (MO, ho- lotype).
Description Shrubs (?), the stems rhizophorous to the bases of the uppermost leaves, square, dark red when dry, glabrous, the nodes crowded, the petiole scars sub- rotund, to 0.8 cm long, the pith perhaps porate. Leaves sessile, oblong, 17-43 cm long, 8-16 cm wide, widely deltoid at the apex, acuminate, the acumen tri- angular, ca. 1 cm long, the blade spathulate toward the base, finally subauriculate, the costa subplane above or prominulous, prominent beneath, to 0.3 cm wide, the lateral veins ca. 42, scarcely arcuate, the submarginal veins 2, these somewhat
Habit Shrubs
Description parallel to the margin, the one nearer the margin inconspicuous, slender, 0.1 mm from the margin, the other prominulous, 1 mm from the margin, the intervenal areas spreading reticulate, thin chartaceous, discolorous, glabrous above, mi- nutely puberulent beneath on the costa and the veins. Inflorescences terminal (only one seen in fruit) to 16 cm long, to 0.6 cm wide, puberulent, the peduncle erect, to 10 cm long, to 0.5 cm wide, flattened, the branches few, ascending, the lowermost perhaps opposite, to 4 cm long; bracteoles minute, ovate subulate, ca. 1 mm long. Flowers not seen. Fruits on short pedicels; elliptic oblong, to 0.9 cm long, to 0.4 cm wide, smooth, glabrous, dark red, the calyx persistent, ca. 1 mm long, each pyrene 4-sulcate.
Distribution known only from Panama.
Note The Latin adjective means "unusual" which seems appropriate as the stem of the new species is rhizopho- rous even to the apex; the basally spatulate leaves are striking. The 2 very reduced submarginal veins which parallel the margin suggest the situation in e.g. Faramea talamancarum Standley. The collectors of the new species note: "detritus col- lected in the leaf axils penetrated by adventitious roots from the stem."
Specimen VERAGUAS: 1I1 km from Escuela Agricola Alto de Piedra forest along Rio Dos Boca, tropical wet forest, Atlantic slope, Mori & Kallunki 3108 (MO).
 
 
 
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