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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/24/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/24/2013)
Species Vaccinium santafeensis Wilbur & Luteyn
Note TYPE: Panama, Mori Kal- lunki 5248 (MO, holotype).
Description Epiphytic shrub to 3 m tall, vegetatively glabrous throughout; mature stems and twigs terete, gray to light brown when dry. Leaves elliptic, drying sub- coriaceous, 5-8 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, basally cuneate, apically acute, acuminate or tapering into a pronounced drip-tip 8-12 mm long, the venation pinnate, the midvein elevated proximally above sunken distally, elevated throughout be- neath; petioles dorsiventrally compressed, 6-11 mm long, 1.5-2.0 mm wide. Inflorescences short racemose or subcorymbose, 2-8-flowered; rachis terete, smooth or weakly striate, 5-9 mm long; pedicels terete, smooth to finely striate, 8-12 mm long at anthesis; floral bracts ovate to oblong ovate, keeled, acute, ir- regularly and minutely marginally fimbriate, 1.0-1.2 mm long, appressed; brac- teoles slightly smaller and more closely appressed, ca. 1 mm long, minutely fimbriate. Flowers with the hypanthium ca. 2 mm long, terete, ca. 2.5 mm in diameter, sharply articulate with the pedicel, the disarticulating groove marked by fimbriae; calyx limb shallowly campanulate to flaring, ca. 1 mm long, the lobes 5, ca. 0.6 mm long, broadly triangular, the sinuses shallowly indented to almost flat; corolla cylindric, abruptly contracted for the lower 1.5-2 mm where 2.2-2.5 mm in diameter, 4.0-4.2 mm in diameter above, 8-9 mm long, "light pink," the lobes 5, triangular, acute, erect, 2.0-2.5 mm long; stamens 10, 6-7 mm long, the filaments distinct or weakly coherent basally, flattened, 2.0-2.2 mm long, ca. 0.5 mm wide, distally ciliate, the anther sacs medifixed, 2.0-2.5 mm long, coarsely granular, the 2 distinct tubules 3.0-3.2 mm long, dehiscing by elongate, lateral clefts 2.0-2.5 mm long; style exserted, 9-10 mm long. Mature berry not seen.
Habit shrub
Specimen VERAGUAS: Cloud forest on ridge top below summit of Cerro Tute, NW of Santa Fe, 2 km from Escuela Agricola Alto de Piedra, Mori & Kallunki 5249, 5280 (both MO).
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