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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/30/2013)
Species Pseuderanthemum standleyi Leonard
PlaceOfPublication Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 18: 1246. 1938.
Note TYPE: Costa Rica, Standleyj & Valerio 49481 (US, not see n n).
Description Herbs to 40 cm tall; stems terete, puberulous along 2 lines. Leaves ovate lanceolate, to 8 cm long, 3 cm wide, apically acuminate, basally attenuate, gla- brous to sparingly strigose above, puberulous beneath mostly at the costa and the veins, the cystoliths dense, moderately prominent on both the surfaces, the margins undulate; petioles short, 1-3 mm long, puberulous. Inflorescences in terminal spicate panicles and in axillary spikes, the spikes lax to 9 cm long, the rachises glandular puberulous; bracts and bracteoles subulate, to ca. 3 mm long, 0.5 mm wide basally, glandular puberulous; pedicels mostly borne singly or in clusters of 2, alternate on the rachis. Flowers with the calyx 5-merous, segments narrowly subulate, to 5 mm long, 0.5 mm wide, glandular puberulous; corolla purplish, sparingly and minutely puberulous, the tube ca. 15 mm long, 1 mm in diameter, lobes of the limb elliptic, ca. 7 mm long, 3.5 mm wide, apically obtuse; stamens included, the staminodes slightly longer than the filaments. Cap- sules ca. 15 mm long, 2.5 mm wide, 2 mm thick, glabrous; seeds 4, oblique, flat- tened, 3 mm long, 2 mm wide, roughened.
Habit Herbs
Note This species grows in moist thickets and open areas
Elevation above 1,000 m
Distribution Costa Rica and adjacent Panama.
Note A Mexican specimen, Hinton 8865 (MO), has been observed.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: Jaremillo, Boquete District, 5000 ft, Terry 1284 (MO).
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