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Published In: Novon 4(3): 293, f. 1. 1994. (Novon) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/15/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 11/15/2009)
Changes: Taxon new to Flora

Conservation Calculations     (Last Modified On 11/15/2009)
Ecological Value: 2.00000
Num Project Specimens: 1
Newest Specimen Year: 2005
Oldest Specimen Year: 2005
Conservation Value: 15.03000
Conservation Abbrev: EN/VU


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Aegiphila quararibeana Rueda, Novon 4: 293. 1994.

Lianas; ramitas subteretes to weakly quadrangular, the youngest quadrangular to flattened, 3–7 mm de ancho, ramitas jóvenes lepidote and con tricomas sparse, minute trichomes, translucent. Hojas elíptico to obovadas, 4.5—12 cm de largo y 2—7.5 cm de ancho, ápice rounded to agudo, or shortly acuminate, base cuneada, sparsely pubescent to glabrous, cartáceas a membranáceas; pecíolo lepidote and con tricomas sparse, minute trichomes, translucent. Inflorescencia cimas axilares, 1.5--7 cm de largo y 1.5--3 cm de ancho, cimas lax con pocas flores (3--6), pedúnculo 0.5--4 cm de largo, lepidote and con tricomas sparse, minute trichomes, translucent to glabrous, pedicelo 1--10 mm de largo, pedicelo y cáliz lepidote and con tricomas sparse, minute trichomes, translucent to glabrous; cáliz 6--13 mm de largo y 4—7 mm de ancho, ápice 4-dentate; corola con tubo 9--20 mm de largo, lobos 8--10 mm de largo. Fruto globoso, 25--35 mm de largo y ancho, ápice deprimido o redondeado, glabro; cáliz fructífero cupuliforme, woody, 20 mm de largo y 30--40 mm de ancho, ápice 4-lobed, verrugoso.

Known in Nicaragua from one collection (Luna 225), Mun. El Castillo, Rio San Juan, 60 m; Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The Nicaraguan collection has old inflorescences and calices.



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