Dendrobangia boliviana Rusby
  • Mem. Torrey Bot. Club

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Dendrobangia boliviana Rusby. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 12 Dec 2019'

General Information

Trees to 40 m tall; bark smooth, brownish gray; branches stout, ferruginous- tomentose or -stellate pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves with petioles 1-1.5 cm long, narrowly canaliculate, stellate-pubescent; blades lance-oblong to obovate, 8-14 cm long, 3-5 cm wide, coriaceous, dark green turning black on drying, glabrate above, persistently ferruginous-stellate pubescent beneath, the apex obtusely acuminate with a curved acumen or acute, the base acute to rounded, the midrib sulcate above, the primary veins 6-8 pairs, irregularly falcate-ascending, slightly anastomosing near the margin. Inflorescences paniculate, 3-4 cm long, much branched, the branches stellate-pubescent, the bracts lance-ovate, fleshy, densely pubescent and ciliate. Flowers perfect; sepals 1-2 mm long, stellate-pubescent and ciliate; corolla white, 3 mm long, the lobes inflexed in bud with clavate or oblanceolate apical appendages, reflexed at maturity; ovary 0.4 mm high and 0.6 mm diam., bearing large stellate hairs, the style minute, the stigma capitate, minute. Drupes compressed, 1.5-2 cm long, 1 cm wide, 0.5 cm thick, sparsely stellate-pubescent, the putamen thin and essentially smooth on both surfaces; seed 1.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    Árbol, 7– 30 m, crípticamente dioico, el fuste cilíndrico y ± liso. Hojas dísticas; pecíolo 1–1.5 cm; lámina 9 –14 X 3.5 – 4.5 cm, oblongo-elíptica, escasamente indumentada en el envés con tricomas o escamas estrella- dos (esp. en los nervios), con 6–8 nervios secundarios por lado, sin domacios. Infls. axilares, paniculadas, 1–3 cm. Fls. blanco verdoso, ca. 1.5 mm, 5-meras; pétalos con- natos basalmente; estambres adnatos a los pétalos. Frs. verdes a amarillos, 1.5 – 2 X ca. 0.5 cm, ovoide-com- primidos, ± carnosos, de sabor dulce; endocarpo leñoso, delgado, ± liso.

  • Provided by: [D].Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
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  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
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    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
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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
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Assessment
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • F Botanic Gardens Conservation International