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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/28/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/28/2013)
Genus Cosmibuena Ruiz & Pavon,
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Per. Chil. Prodr. 3: 2. 1802.
Note Nomen conservan- dum. TYPE: C. obtusifolia Ruiz & Pavon not Cosmibuena Ruiz & Pavon (1794). Nomen rejiciendum (Chrysobalanaceae). Buena Pohl, P1. Bras. Ic. 1: 8. 1827.
Description Shrubs, glabrous, usually epiphytic. Leaves fleshy, petiolate; stipules large, deciduous. Inflorescences terminal, cymose or the flowers solitary; bracts and bracteoles present. Flowers large; hypanthium oblong or turbinate, the calycine cup tubular or campanulate, the teeth 5-6, usually unequal; corolla salverform or funnelform, the tube elongate, 5-6-lobed, the lobes contorted; stamens 5-6, the anthers linear, basifixed, included, the filaments short; ovarian disc cup
Habit Shrubs
Description shaped, the style elongate, clavate at the apex, the stigmas 2. Fruits capsular, narrowly oblong or cylindrical, septicidally bivalvate from the apex, the epicarp separating from the endocarp; seeds numerous, oblong, the body small, the testa membranous, produced at each end into a narrow wing.
Key a. Calyx cup ca. 1.1 cm long, the teeth only minute points; corolla tube to 7.5 cm long ...... 1. C. ovalis aa. Calyx cup 3.3-5 mm long, the teeth 1.5-3 mm long; corolla tube 6-10 cm long ...... 2. C. skinneri
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