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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/4/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 9/4/2013)
Species Geophila macropoda (Ruiz & Pavon) DC.
PlaceOfPublication Prodr. 4: 537. 1830.
Synonym Psychotria macropoda Ruiz & Pav6n, Fl. Peruv. Chil. 2: 63. 1799. TYPE: Peru, Ruiz & Pav6n, not seen. Coccocypselum macropodum (Ruiz & Pav6n) Britton, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 18: 107. 1891. Cephaelis violaefolia H.B.K., Nov. Gen. Sp. Pi. 3: 379. 1818. TYPE: Colombia, between Barthomome and Nares, Humboldt & Bonpland, not seen. Geophila violaefolia (H.B.K.) DC., Prodr. 4: 537. 1830. Geophila herbacea violaefolia (H.B.K.) Chod. & Hassl., Bull. Herb. Boissier II. 4: 180. 1904. Geocardia violaefolia (H.B.K.) Standley, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 17: 445. 1914.
Description Creeping herbs, the stems weak, glabrous, often farinose. Leaves 1-4 at a node, cordate or ovate cordate, 2-9 cm long, 1.0-8.5 cm wide, occasionally wider than long, acute at the apex, cordate at the base, the auricles not overlapping, occasionally inequilateral, the costa plane above, prominulous beneath, the lateral veins 4-6, the intervenal areas reticulate, papyraceous, glabrous above, glabres- cent beneath, the cystoliths not evident; petioles weak, flexuous, 0.8-14.0 cm long, rubescent, pubescent; stipules not seen. Inflorescences with peduncles 0.3- 3.5 cm long, much longer in fruit, puberulous, the flowers few, aggregated ter- minally in clusters to 0.8 cm wide; bracts lanceolate, to 3 mm long. Flowers with the hypanthium rectangular, ca. 1.5 mm long, 1 mm wide, the calycine cup ca. 1 mm long, stiffly petaloid, glabrous outside and inside, with a few glands proxi- mally within, these separate or clustered in 2's or 3's, oblong, ca. 0.1 mm long, mostly obtuse, the teeth 5, linear lanceolate, slightly unequal, 2.2-3 mm long, to 0.5 mm wide; corolla white, not seen; stamens not seen; ovarian disc hemispher- ical, to 0.8 mm long, smooth and glandular shiny, the style slender, to 3 mm long, glabrous, the stigmas 2, digitiform, ca. 0.8 mm long. Fruits (usually 2 maturing), ovoid, to 1 cm long, glabrous, the calyx persistent, 1-2 mm long.
Habit herbs
Distribution occurs in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia.
Common Nomas Tuwat
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Banana farm, Armuelles, Dickson 2292 (MO). Vicinity of Nievecita, Woodson et al. 1851 (F, MO). DARIEN: Rio Pirre, trail from El Real to Tucuti, Duke 5201 (MO). PANAMA: Piria- Cafnasas Trail near Piria, Duke 14317 (MO). SAN BLAS: Headwaters, Rio Mulatupo, Elias 1739 (GH, MO). 3-4 hours up Rio Mulatupo, Kirkbride 217 (MO).
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