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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/19/2013)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/19/2013)
Species Amphidaysa ambigua (Standley) Standley
PlaceOfPublication Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 11: 181. 1931.
Synonym Sabicea ambigua Standley, Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 7: 49. 1930. TYPE: Colombia, Triana 1847, not seen.
Description Subshrubs to 3/4 m tall, the stem occasionally subprostrate or upright, lignose, often rough with petiole scars, glabrous, the leaves aggregated terminally. Leaves oblong, elliptic or occasionally obovate, 7-24 cm long, 2.2-8 cm wide, occasion- ally subfalcate, deltoid or rounded at the apex, acuminate, the acumen short or to 1 cmi long, cuneate at the base, often slightly inequilateral, the costa grooved, plane or prominulous above, prominulous beneath, 1.2-2.5 mm wide proximally, the lateral veins 14-18, plane or prominulous above, prominulous beneath, often opposite, the intervenal areas patulous-reticulate, chartaceous, often discolorous, glabrous above, puberulent beneath, especially on the costa and veins, rarely subsessile; petioles 2-6 cm long, to 0.2 cm wide, puberulent, often flexuous; stipules free, appressed, the sheath rectangular, 4-5 mm long, or much larger (fide Standley), the lobes 6-8 subulate and flabellately disposed, terminal, 2-3 times the length of the body, acute, densely puberulent. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, the flowers densely crowded at the apex of the stem, the conglom- erate shorter than the petioles of the large leaves. Flowers with the hypanthium ca. 4 mm long, pubescent or glabrous, the calycine cup short, the calycine lobes 5-6, lanceolate, 5-12 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, acute, subcarnose, somewhat villosulose or villose especially on the margins; corolla white, the tube cylindrical, 20-30 mm long, 0.15 cm wide, petaloid to thickly carnose, puberulent on outside, glabrous or with glandular fimbriate structures within, these to 0.8 mm long, the lobes 5, narrow lanceolate or narrowly oblong, 3-5 mm long, with glandular fimbriate structures adaxially; stamens 3-5, the anthers oblong or ovate-oblong, 2-2.5 mm long, with a terminal petaloid appendage, subulate, 0.5-1 mm long, acute, the filament short; style slender, to 28 mm long, ca. 0.35 mm wide, the stigmas oblong, 4-5 mm long, 0.7 mm wide. Fruits oblong or oblong-rotund, 5-7 mm long; calycine lobes persistent, linear-subulate, unequal, to 17 mm long, acute, ca. 3 times the length of the fruit, the latter truncate, the nectary scar umbonate, the corolla tube scar annular, smooth or rugulose (the pressure of seeds against wall on drying), glabrescent to densely pubescent.
Habit Subshrubs
Distribution found in Panama and in Colombia.
Note It is of interest that all Panamanian collections were made during the current decade except for Terry & Terry 1489.
Specimen COL6N: Santa Rita Ridge, D'Arcy & D'Arcy 6139 (MO); Dwyer 8583 (MO). DARIEN: Cerro Pirre, Bristan 511 (MO); Duke 5290, 6114, 13660 (all MO). Cand-Cuasi Trail, Chepigana, Terry & Terry 1489 (MO). PANAMA: Road to Carti, 13 km N El Llano, Busey 385 (MO). Campo Tres, 5 km NE Altos de Pacora, Busey 828 (MO). Road from El Llano to Carti-Tupile, Kennedy et al. 2444 (MO). La Eneida, Cerro Jefe, Maas & Dressler 682 (MO). Road from El Llano to Carti-Tupile, Dressler & Mahler 2444 (MO); Liesner 652 (MO), 1142 (MO); Mori, Gentry & Kallunki 4558 (MO); Mori & Kallunki 5135 (MO); Mori 7710 (MO). 7 km W of Santa Fe, ca. 2900 ft, Nee 11261 (MO). SAN BLAS: Trail from El Llano to Carti-Tupile, Kennedy 2579 (MO). COLOMBIA: CHOCO: N of Alto Curiche, Duke & Idrobo 11228 (MO). Bahia Solano (Puerto Mutis), Gentry & Forero 7228 (MO).
 
 
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