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Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/21/2013)
Species Cephaelis latistipulata Standley
PlaceOfPublication J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 18: 281. 1928.
Note TYPE: Costa Rica, Standley 39695 (US, holotype; F, photo).
Description Subshrubs to 1.5 m tall, the stems unbranched, somewhat angular, glabrous, the internodes well spaced. Leaves obovate, elliptic or ovate, 14-21 cm long, (0.5-)7-9 cm wide, rounded or obtuse at the apex, the acumen short, acute and somewhat decurrent on the petiole at the base, the costa prominent, the lateral veins 11-12, coriaceous, smooth, glabrous; petioles elongate, to 7 cm long; stip- ules persistent, kidney shaped or round, 0.8-2.2 cm long, to 2 cm wide, briefly bilobed at the apex, the margin undulate and serrate, the lobes to 10 mm long, acute. Inflorescences in axillary heads, to 1.5 cm long, to 2 cm wide, the peduncle obsolete; involucral bracts 5, ovate or oblong, to 1.5 cm long, to 1.2 cm wide. Flowers sessile, the calycine cup with 5 teeth, these lanceolate, 2-5 mm long, pilose, denticulate; corolla funnel shaped, 4-6 mm long, glabrous or elongate pilose outside, white pilose within near the mouth, the lobes triangular, 1-2 mm long, pilose marginally; stamens subsessile, the anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm long; ovarian disc deeply bilobed, the style 3-5 mm long, glabrous or pilose, the stigmas 1 mm long. Fruits not seen.
Habit Subshrubs
Distribution known from Costa Rica and Panama.
Note I have drawn freely on Molina's (1951) description of the flower in the above diagnosis and his description of the bracts and bracteoles reads: "braicteas involucrales 5, cori- aceas, enteras o bipartidas, corto-pilosas en ambas caras, obtusas o acuminadas, ovadas o anchamente oblongas, de 12-15 mm de largo, de 10-12 mm de ancho, bracteas internas numerosas, pilosas por ambas caras, agudas o acuminadas, obovadas, margenes sencillo-pilosos, de 10-12 mm de largo, 6-10 de ancho, brac- teolas lineares o oblanceoladas, subcoriaceas, pilosas por ambas caras, de 6-7 mm de largo, de 1-3 cm de largo."
Specimen CHIRIQUi: Cand-Cuasi Trail, Terry 1481 (F).
 
 
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