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Published In: Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, 55(4): 95–98, f. 3. 2004. (22 April 2004) (Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4,) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/3/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/15/2015)
Changes: Taxon new to Flora

Conservation Calculations     (Last Modified On 10/15/2015)
Ecological Value: 2.00000
Num Project Specimens: 1
Newest Specimen Year: 1981
Oldest Specimen Year: 1981
Conservation Value: 13.27000
Conservation Abbrev: EN/VU


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Clidemia davidsei Almeda, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, 55: 95. 2004

Lax arbustos, 1–3 m de alto; young ramitas, inflorescencias e hipantos con an understory of stellate tricomas sésiles surpassed by a dense to moderate covering of tricomas simples (glandular in part), spreading, 0.5--1 (--2) mm de largo. Hojas ovadas a elíptico-ovadas, 6.5—13.3 (16.5) cm de largo y 3–6.5 (--8.5) cm de ancho, ápice acuminado, base redondeada a obtuse, margen entire to inconspicuously denticulado, haz moderadamente cubierta de una mezcla de tricomas simple, some glandulares, 0.5—1 mm de largo entremezclados con scattering of tricomas estrellado, the latter more concentrated on primary veins and at base of leaf, surface of envez with smooth spreading simple hairs ca 0.5 mm long and an understory of sparse scattered stellate hairs, or understory present only on primary veins, 5–7-plinervias. Inflorescencia axillar dichasia, usually paired, 1.5--2 cm de largo, flores 5-meras, con pedicelos 0.5 mm de largo, bractéolas angostamente elliptic to oblongas, 0.5—1.5 mm de largo y 0.25--0.5 mm de ancho; lobos del cáliz subulate, 1.5—2 mm de largo y 0.5 mm de ancho, los dientes exteriores lacking; pétalos oblongos, 2.5—4 mm de largo y 0.5—1.5 mm de ancho, glabros, blancos; filamentos 1.5 mm de largo, tecas 1 mm de largo con un poro inclinado dorsally, amarillo, conectivo simple; ovario 5-locular, completamente ínfero, el apex a low truncate cone at anthesis but becoming flat or rounded on maturing berries, sparsely and deciduously glandular or stellular-puberulentas. Baya 4—5 mm de diámetro, azulada-black or purple-black cuando madura; semillas 0.5 mm de largo, smooth.

Known from one collection from Nicargua (Moreno 7568) Filas El Portal, Jinotega, 600—900 m; fr mar; Nicaragua? and southern Costa Rica. The Nicaraguan specimen is atypical in the longer cauline hairs (to 2 mm long) and larger leaves (blades 16.5 x 8—8.5 cm, petioles to 6.2 cm vs. 1.3—5 cm).



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