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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/5/2013)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 9/5/2013)
Species Hillia panamensis Standley
PlaceOfPublication N. Am. Fl. 32(2): 117. 1921.
Note TYPE: Panamai, Pittier 3190 (US, holotype).
Synonym Hillia hathewayi Fosberg, Sida 2: 387. 1966. TYPE: Costa Rica, Hatheway 1371 (US, holotype).
Description Epiphytic trees, to 4 m tall, the branchlets ericoid in habit, ultimately bearing very short and numerous branchlets, the nodes proximate, the leaves tending to persist only at the tips of the twiglets. Leaves elliptic oblong, 0.6-1.2 cm long, 0.4-0.5 cm wide, tapering slightly toward the apex, subacute to obtuse at the base, frequently cuneate, the costa and lateral veins invisible above, scarcely visible beneath, the lateral veins ca. 2, strongly arcuate ascending, subcoriaceous, concolorous, drying dark, glabrous; petioles absent or to 0.2 cm long; stipules (Standley) narrowly oblong, to 4 mm long, obtuse, brownish. Flowers terminal, solitary; hypanthium narrowly oblong or turbinate, ca. 2 mm long, glabrous, the calycine lobes 4, linear oblong, to 9 mm long, ca. 0.8 mm wide, obtuse, gla- brous, drying red, venose; corolla white, the tube narrowly cylindrical, to 2.8 cm long, ca. 0.8 cm wide in the middle, glabrous inside and out, the lobes 4, ovate triangular, to 1.2 cm long, obtuse, glabrous, petaloid, venose; stamens 4, the anthers subsessile, affixed immediately below the mouth, oblong, ca. 1.8 mm long, obtuse, the style linear, ca. 12 mm long, the stigmas 2, ca. 3 mm long, scarcely wider than the style. Fruits linear oblong, 1.0-2.5 cm long; seeds oblong with terminal hairs to 6 mm long.
Specimen CHIRIQUi: Cerro Horqueta, 1650 m, Croat 26957 (MO); Pittier 3190 (US).
 
 
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