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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/22/2013)
Species Anthopterus wardii Ball
PlaceOfPublication Hook. Icon. P1. 15: pl. 1465. 1884.
Note TYPE: Colom- bia: Dept. of El Valle: Buenaventura, near sea level, Ward s.n. (K, holotype, not seen).
Synonym Thibaudia wardii (Ball) Hoerold, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 42: 274. 1909.
Description Epiphytic shrub or low tree; mature branches terete, glabrate; immature branches and twigs of new growth terete, puberulous, tan when dry. Leaves oblong or ovate oblong to lance elliptic, 6-13 cm long, 2.5-6 cm wide, basally subcordate, bluntly acuminate, puberulous proximally along the midrib above, glabrous elsewhere, entire, the margin slightly revolute, 5-7-plinerved, the sec- ondary veins originating near the base and the midvein flush or slightly impressed
Habit shrub or low tree
Description above, prominently elevated beneath, the veinlets copiously reticulate and slightly raised on both the surfaces; petioles subterete, flattened above, puberulent, 3-5 mm long, 1.5-2 mm in diameter. Inflorescence axillary, short racemose with usually ca. 4 flowers; rachis subterete basally, 1-2 cm long, basally surrounded by several triangular to oblong bracts 3-5 mm long; pedicels subterete basally but becoming winged distally, striate, glabrous, 1O-20 mm long, each subtended by an oblong bract 3-6 mm long with scattered glandular fimbriae; bracteoles lacking. Flowers glabrous; hypanthium urceolate to obprismatic, ca. 8-9 mm long, the wings ca. 1-1.5 mm wide, the limb subspreading, 8-9 mm long including the lobes; calyx lobes triangular ovate, acute, 5-7 mm long, 4-5 mm wide at the base, ca. 7 parallel, branching veins not quite extending to the margin; corolla white, membranous when dry, 10-14 mm long, ca. 16 mm in diameter at the wid- est point, slightly contracted at both the base and apex and with semiobovate wings 2-5 mm wide, a single longitudinal vein parallel to the margin, the lobes ovate, apiculate, ca. 1 mm wide; stamens 8-10 mm long, the filaments ca. 4 mm long, membranous, connate for about 1/2 their length, adnate to the corolla; anther sacs ca. 2 mm long, gradually tapering into flexible tubules ca. 3 mm long and opening by introrse clefts about ?/- the length of the tubule; stigma truncate.
Distribution ranges along the Pacific slope of the Western Cordillera of the Andes from eastern Panama (Darien) into Ecuador.
Elevation sea level to 1,200 m
Specimen DARIEN: Cerro Pirre, Bristan 610 (MO); Bristan 611 (MO). Cloud forest or mossy forest, Cuasi-Canai; trail between Cerro Canmpaniento and La Escalera to "Pararno" E of Tres Bocas, Kirkbride 1308 (MO). Crest of the Cafiai-Cuasi Trail, 5500 ft, Terry 1569 (F).
 
 
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