Rourea Aubl.
  • Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 467, pl. 187. 1775. (Jun-Dec 1775)

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General Information

Lianas scandent or shrubs, sometimes trees. Leaves alternate, exstipulate, petiolate, odd-pinnate, rarely 1-foliolate; leaflets often many paired, subopposite or alternate. Inflorescences axillary or pseudoterminal, paniculate; bracts ovate-lanceolate; bracteoles lanceolate, margin fimbriate. Flowers bisexual, small. Sepals 5, imbricate, hairy or glabrous, persistent and enlarged after anthesis, closely clasping base of follicle. Petals 5, longer than sepals, glabrous. Stamens ca. 10, alternately longer and shorter, those opposite sepals longer than those opposite petals; filaments connate at base, glabrous. Carpels 5, free, only 1 maturing, hairy or glabrous; ovules 2, erect, collateral. Style slender; stigma capitate, inconspicuously 2-lobed. Follicle 1, sessile, glabrous, smooth or longitudinally delicately thinly striate, dehiscing usually along adaxial suture, rarely at base, often surrounded by campanulate persistent calyx. Seed 1, flattened; testa glossy, glabrous, with a cupular, fleshy aril adnate at base; endosperm absent.

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    ROUREA Aubl.

    Bejucos. Folíolos (3–) 5–7, ápice acuminado, margen entero, envés glabro o algo pubérulo, cartáceos. Inflorescencias paniculadas, glabras o vellosas, 5–10 cm de largo; sépalos imbricados; pétalos glabros, sin puntos glandulares; estambres glabros, unidos en la base; carpelos 5. Fruto 1 (raramente 2) por flor, glabro, estípite ausente, cáliz acrescente en el fruto; endosperma ausente.

    Género pantropical con ca 70 especies, 46 de las cuales se encuentra en América distribuidas desde México hasta Brasil (Santa Catarina) y en Cuba; en Nicaragua se conocen 2 especies.

    E. Forero. A revision of the American species of Rourea subgenus Rourea (Connaraceae). Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 26: 1–119. 1976.

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    Woody, lianas, sometimes nearly erect shrubs or trees. Leaves imparipinnate, rarely unif-oliolate, when pinnate the lateral leaflets usually approximate or alternate rather than strictly opposite. Inflorescence terminal, pseudoterminal, or lateral, paniculate, usually more slender and with fewer flowers than in the two other genera. Flowers small, usually distinctly pedicellate; sepals imbricate, conspicu- ously enlarged in fruit, sometimes glandular; carpels 5. Follicles almost always solitary, sessile, glabrous or essentially so, containing a single arillate seed.

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    Tallos glabros o glabrados a variadamente pubescentes. Hojas con (1–)3–9 folíolos, éstos glabros o glabrados a inconspicua y esparcidamente puberulentos en el envés. Infls. terminales, subterminales o axilares, paniculadas, glabras o glabradas a variadamente pubescentes, de pocas a numerosas fls. Fls. pediceladas (en CR); sépalos imbricados, acrescentes en fr.; pétalos glabros (en CR), sin puntos glandulares; pistilos 5 (en fl.). Frs. sésiles, glabros (en CR).

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    Included Species

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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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    WD Stevens, CU Ulloa, A Pool and OM Montiel. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2001
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    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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