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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/30/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/30/2013)
Species Mendoncia lindavii Rusby
PlaceOfPublication Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 4: 241. 1895.
Note SYNTYPES: Yungas, Bolivia, Bang 532, 11707 (both US).
Description Suffrutescent vines climbing over trees and shrubs; stems densely villous with hairs to 4 mm in length and appressed. Leaves with elliptic blades 6-11.5 cm long, 2.5-6 cm wide, chartaceous, apically acuminate, basally rounded to obtuse, the upper surface with pilose hairs arising from stellate bases, the lower surface with ascending villous hairs, the petioles to 2.5 cm long. Inflorescences axillary, the pedicels borne singly or in pairs, to 3 cm long; mature bracts oblong lanceolate, to 4 cm long and 1 cm wide, apically attenuate and basally rounded; corolla red, pink or white, funnelform, to 5 cm long, 8 mm wide at the mouth, 6 mm at the base, glabrous, the 5 equal lobes to 6 mm long, 4.5 mm wide, apically retuse to rounded; stamens attached at about the midpoint of the corolla tube, the anthers to 1.5 cm long; ovary velutinous, ca. 4 mm long, 2.5 mm wide, style to 5 cm long, stigma forked. Fruit a flattened drupe, obovate, to 2 cm long, about 1 cm wide, oblique at the apex and terminated by a portion of the persistent style, dark brown and densely puberulent.
Habit vines
Note Usually found in damp areas in forests and thickets near streams or ponds,
Distribution ranges from British Honduras and Guatemala as far south as Bolivia.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Barro Colorado Island, Croat 16530 (DUKE); Foster 2359 (DUKE). cocLE: El Valle, 800-1000 m, Duke 13205 (MO). DARIEN: On hills above W end of airstrip at Canai near Rio Cana, 500-550 m, Croat 38065 (MO). Canai, 1750 ft, Stern et al. 487, 673 (both MO). Cana, Williams 789 (NY).
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