Pleuropetalum sprucei (Hook.f.) Standl.
  • N. Amer. Fl.


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General Information

Pleuropetalum sprucei (Hook. f.) Standl., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 96. 1917; Melanocarpum sprucei Hook. f.; P. tucurriquense Donn. Sm.; P. calospermum Standl.

Arbustos, 1–2 m de alto, tallos erectos. Hojas 10–18 cm de largo y 3–7 cm de ancho. Inflorescencia al menos con ramas de segundo orden, ramificadas hasta el quinto orden, paniculiforme, ovada o piramidal en contorno, a veces muy anchamente piramidal o casi corimbiforme, 2–12 cm de largo y 3.5–8.5 cm de ancho, con 35–115 flores, bráctea 1.2–1.8 mm de largo, bractéolas 1–1.4 mm de largo; tépalos angostamente ovados u oblongos, 2.5–3.4 mm de largo y 1.4–1.8 mm de ancho, nervios 9–15, generalmente anaranjados en la antesis, cafés cuando secos; estambres 5–7, filamentos muy angostamente triangulares, 1.6–2.1 mm de largo, obviamente ensanchados en la mitad inferior, unidos 30%, anteras 0.6–0.7 mm de largo; estilo hasta 0.3 mm de largo, estigmas 4–5, angostamente lineares, 0.7–0.8 mm de largo. Cápsula 4–6 mm de diámetro, partiéndose en pedazos irregulares, cuando seca con la forma de las semillas visible; semillas 15–30, frecuentemente más gruesas en la mitad, redondeadas, fina y regularmente reticuladas, lustrosas.

Rara, en bosques húmedos y nebliselvas, Rivas y la zona norcentral; (300–) 600–1500 m; fl y fr probablemente durante todo el año; Moreno 19785, 21127; sur de México a Ecuador.

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    Erect sparingly branched subglabrous suffruticose herbs or shrubs to 3 m. high. Leaves glabrous to minutely strigillose on the veins below, broadly lanceolate to rhombic-ovate, often falcate, apically attenuate, basally acute to subrounded, 3-15 cm. long, 1-6 cm. broad; petioles 5-20 mm. long. Inflorescences of mostly terminal corymbose racemes, the rhachises usually glandular. Flowers perfect, on pedicels 1-10 mm. long; bracts and bracteoles subequal, ovate to orbicular, carinate, 0.5-1 mm. long; sepals 5, subequal, ovate, concave, glabrate or scurfy, rounded to subacute, ultimately spreading, 2-4 mm. long, 1-2 mm. broad, with 7-13 (-17) ribs; stamens 5-8; filaments 2-3 mm. long; filament tube 1-2 mm. long; anthers oblong; ovary globose; style 1, about 0.5 mm. long; stigmata mostly 3-4, longer than the style, ultimately reflexed. Fruit an irregularly dehiscent capsule exceeding the sepals, 4-7 mm. long, 3-6 mm. broad; seeds cochleate-orbiculate, black, lustrous, reticulate, 1.5-2.2 mm. long, on filiform or flattened funicles becoming 1-3 mm. long.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    Habit

    herbs or shrubs

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    • 2
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    Distribution

    This woodland species ranges from Jalisco to Peru.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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