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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/14/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/14/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Sp. PI. 2:675. 1753
Reference Schellenb. in Engl. Pflanzenreich IV. 127. (Heft 103):216. 1938.
Synonym Omphalobium Gaertn. Fruct. 1:217. 1788. Thysanus Lour.'Fl. Cochinch. 1:284. 1790. Canicidia Vell. Fl. Flum. 4:pl. I39. 1827. Erythrostigma Hassk. in Flora 25:Beibl. 2:45. 1842. Anisostemon. Turcz. in Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 2:152. 1842. Tricholobus Bl. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1:236. 1850.
Description Woody lianas, shrubs, or trees. Leaves imparipinnate, rarely unifoliolate. In- florescence paniculate, terminal and lateral in the upper leaf axils. Flowers small, glandular; sepals imbricate to subvalvate, more or less conspicuously punctate- glandular, not enlarged in fruit; petals glandular or eglandular; stamens 10, or the inner whorl reduced to staminodia, the filament and connective bearing small, sessile or stipitate glands; carpels 1. Fruit a stipitate, gibbous follicle containing a single arillate seed.
Habit lianas shrubs
Habit trees
Distribution About 121 species of the tropics of both hemispheres, according to Schellen- berg. In Panama the species are woody lianas, occasionally erect or suberect, in- habiting meist forests and thickets at low elevations.
Key a. Inflorescence densely and persistently ferruginous-tomentulose, the flow- ers sessile or subsessile; leaflets usually 3, 6-20 cm. long .......................... 1. C. PANAMENSIS aa. Inflorescence inconspicuously pilosulose to glabrate, the flowers shortly but definitely pedicellate. b. Leaflets usually 5, broadly oval to oblong-elliptic, broadly obtuse to rounded at the base, 3-12 cm. long ................................ 2. C. TURCZANINOWII bb. Leaflets usually 3, oblanceolate, rather narrowly cuneate at the base, 10-25 cm. long. ............................................. . 3 C. W ILLIAMSII
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