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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/22/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/22/2013)
Species Anthopteropsis insignis A.C. Smith
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 28: 441. 1941.
Note TYPE: Panama; Cocle, El Valle de Anton, Allen 2500 (A, holotype; MO, iso- type).
Description Epiphytic shrub to 4 m tall, mature branches terete, glabrous; bark grayish when dry, cracking longitudinally; immature branches and twigs of new growth subterete or bluntly angled, somewhat striate, puberulous, yellowish or reddish brown when dry. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic to oblong elliptic, (3-)4.5-6 cm long, (1.5-)2-3 cm wide, basally rounded, narrowly rounded or subcordate, apically subacute, rounded, obtuse or bluntly short acuminate, glabrous except puberulous along the nerves above; 3 (-5) -plinerved, the midrib, the lateral nerves and the veinlets reticulate, all raised slightly on both the surfaces; petioles subterete, slightly flattened above, puberulous, 2-3 mm long and 2 mm in diam- eter. Inflorescence 5-8(-12)-flowered; rachis coarsely angled, striate, glabrous, 2-13 mm long; floral bracts ovate to deltoid, acuminate to subacute, ca. 1.5 mm long, ca. 2 mm wide, marginally glandular fimbriate; pedicels subterete, rugulose, swollen distally, 10-20 mm long, 1-2 mm in diameter, inconspicuously puberulous and with scattered glandular fimbriae distally; bracteoles ovate to deltoid, acu- minate to subacute, ca. 1-1.5 mm long, 1 mm wide, marginally glandular fim- briate, located at the middle of the pedicel. Flowers with the hypanthium fleshy, glabrous, bright pink to red, (5.5-) 6-9 mm long, 8-10 mm in diameter including wings, the tube 4-5 mm long, the limb 3-4 mm long, the lobes apiculate, the wings 1.5-2(-3) mm broad and conspicuously veined, corolla cylindric, angled but not winged, yellow, glabrous but often with scattered glandular fimbriae, (16.5-)17-19 mm long, 3-4 mm in diameter, the lobes 1.0-2.0 mm long, 2.0- 2.5 mm wide, flaring at anthesis; stamens 9-10.5 mm long, the filaments dis- tinct but often adnate to base of the corolla tube, 2.0-3.0 mm long, 1.3 mm wide
Habit shrub
Description at the base, marginally pilose distally and onto the connective, the anthers 7-9 mm long, the thecae 4.0-5.5 mm long, with a short, caudate, occasionally pu- bescent, basal appendage, the tubules flexible, acute, slightly narrower than the thecae, dehiscent over the entire length; style exserted, 18-20 mm long. Berry red, 7-9 mm long.
Specimen COcLE: Hills S of El Valle de Anton, 700 m, Allen 2500 (A, MO). Region S of El Valle de Anton, 700 m, Allen 2946 (A, F, GH, MO, NY, US). Hills N of El Valle de Anton, Allen 3556 (F, GH, MO, NY, US). PANAMA: Cerro Jefe 700 m, Dressler 3680 (DUKE, PMA). Road past Cerro Azul, 20 km from Interamerican Highway, Mori & Kallunki 2212 (MO). El Llano-Carti Road, 9 km from Interamerican Highway, 350 m, Mori & Kallunki 5157 (MO).
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