Tovomita longifolia (Rich.) Hochr.
  • Annuaire Conserv. Jard. Bot. Genève

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General Information

Stilted tree to 15 m tall, twigs stout, new growth drying yellowish, older growth drying gray, glabrous; latex cream or yellow. Leaves somewhat coria- ceous, obovate, to 20 cm long, 8 cm wide, apically obtuse or rounded, basally acuminate or obtuse, minutely revolute, the costa nearly plane above, elevated beneath, the lateral veins 6-7, arcuate-ascending, wider spaced upwards, as- cending at the margin but not forming a submarginal vein, minor venation ob- scure, consisting of 1-2 ill-spaced intermediate lateral veins and numerous veins pinnate on the laterals, linear canals sometimes evident beneath; petiole 10-40 cm long, ca. 2 mm wide, nearly flat above. Inflorescences terminal, pyramidal to rotund, subtended by pairs of normal leaves; rachis stout, drying yellowish brown, to ca. 6 cm long; bracteoles deltoid or obtuse, ca. 2 mm long, the margins hyaline; pedicels 5-8 mm long, stout. Flowers unisexual, the buds ovate to glo- bose, the minute sepal tips forming an apicule, ca. 7 mm long, reddish brown, finely striate, calyx prefloration complete, splitting to the base into 2 outer sepals, the sepals reflexed, boatlike or spathulate, ca. 8 mm long, coriaceous, the 2 inner sepals similar but slightly larger with hyaline margins; petals 4-7, thinner, nar- rower; stamens numerous (ca. 80), the filaments 2-4 mm long, slender, subterete, erect in bud, the anthers elongate, the lobes parallel, the connective slightly emergent and apiculate; ovary not examined (obsolete in staminate flowers). Fruit ultimately subglobose or pyriform, 5 cm long, 3 cm across, sulcate, apiculate, the apex prolonged by the 5 connate styles and sometimes appended by 5 persistent cuneiform patent stigmas, the base drawn into a stout subterete stipe, subtended by the persistent, erect, patent or reflexed outer perianth and stamens; valves oblanceolate, to 5 cm long, 2 cm wide; seeds 5 or by abortion fewer, filling the locules which occupy the globose, central portion of the fruit.

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    Arbusto o árbol, 3–20 m, comúnmente con raíces zancudas; resina crema a amarillo encendido. Hojas con pecíolo 1.5–2 cm; lámina que seca café claro, 11–29 X 5–17 cm, elíptica, aguda a acuminada en la base, aguda o (raramente) obtusa en el ápice, glabra en ambas caras, con 6–10 nervios secundarios por lado 10–30 mm distantes, distintos, que no se unen en un nervio submarginal. Infls. erectas, 3–9 cm, glabras. Botones florales 6–12 mm, ± globosos. Fls. con los sépalos externos separados, no persistentes en fr.; anteras (fls. estaminadas) 1–1.5 mm, oblongo-elipsoides; estilos (fls. pistiladas) casi nulos; estigmas 5. Frs. café ferrugíneo, 3.5–5 cm, obovoides a piriformes y con un rostro 0.5–1.5 cm; semillas ca. 20 mm.

  • Provided by: [D].Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
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  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    occurs in lowland Panama, and it ranges through the Guianas to Brasil.

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Amazonas
    • Parí
    • Bahia

     Information From

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    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
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    Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
    Hammel, B. E.; Grayum, M. H.; Herrera, C.; Zamora, N. Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2003-2014
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
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    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • G Botanic Gardens Conservation International