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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/22/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/22/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Sci. Nat. III. Bot. 18:212. 1852.
Description Decumbent or subrepent herb with numerous erect branches, essentially gla- brous throughout; leaves of a node unequal and dissimilar, the larger rhombic-ovate to elliptic-oblong or obovate, 1-6 cm. long, 0.8-2 cm. wide, narrowed at apex, acute or attenuate at base, sessile or short-petioled, crenate-serrate above middle, the smaller leaves obovate-orbicular or orbicular-reniform, 0.6-1.5 cm. long, strongly asymmetrical, subentire; cystoliths linear on upper leaf surface, unequally puncti- form beneath; plants dioecious, the cymes sessile or subsessile, few-flowered; achenes about 1 mm. long.
Habit herb
Distribution Panama to northern Peru, eastward to the Guianas and Amazonian Brazil; usually in dense forests.
Specimen COCLE: trail to Las Minas, north of El Valle de Anton, alt. 1000 m., climbing on trees and boulders, Allen 2470; El Valle de Ant6n, 1000 m., on tree trunk, Alston 8791.
Note This species is common in the forests of the Choco, Colombia, where it shows much variation in shape and size of the leaves. Doubtless it occurs in Darien.
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