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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/12/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 9/12/2013)
Genus Posoqueria Aubl.
PlaceOfPublication Hist. P1. Guiane 1: 133. 1775.
Note TYPE: P. longiflora Aubl.
Synonym Solena Willd., Sp. P1. 1: 961. 1797. TYPE: S. longiflora (Aubl.) Willd. = Posoqueria longiflora Aubl. Stannia Karst., Ausw. neuer schdnbl. Gew. Venez. 27. 1848. TYPE: S. grandiflora Karst., S. formosa Karst., or S. metensis Karst.
Description Trees or shrubs. Leaves usually large, coriaceous; stipules free, subulate to broad. Inflorescences cymose corymbose to umbellate; bracts minute. Flowers zygomorphic, 5-merous, the buds curved, the calyx 5-lobed, the lobes somewhat imbricate, auriculate at the base, glandular on the back; corolla infundibuliform or hippocrateriform, the tube elongate, glandular papillose outside, the lobes unequal, ascending, spreading or reflexed, imbricate; stamens unequal, inserted at the mouth, the anthers slender, apiculate, sagittate at the base; ovary 2-celled or incompletely 1-celled, the ovules numerous, the style elongate. Fruits baccoid, 2-celled; seeds numerous, large, embedded in a gelatinous pulp.
Habit Trees or shrubs
Distribution found in Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America.
Note It is a genus of about 15 species.
Reference Steyermark, J. 1967. Posoqueria in Botany of the Guayana Highlands-Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 322-333.
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