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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/27/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 9/27/2013)
Species Erythrina berteroana Urban,
PlaceOfPublication Symb. Ant. 5: 370. 1908.
Note SYNTYPES: Colombia, Santa Marta, Bertero 2126, 2772 (B, not seen).
Synonym Erythrina neglecta Krukoff & Moldenke, Phytologia 1: 287. 1938. TYPE: Panama, Williams 372 (NY, not seen).
Description Trees, branchlets smooth, lustrous, armed, the spines occasional, pyramidal, to 0.6 cm long, often obviously reflexed at the apex. Leaves with the leaflets 5- 17 cm long, 5-20 cm wide, obliquely ovate to ovate rotund or the terminal leaflets subrhomboidal, as wide or wider than long, shortly acuminate apically, widely cuneate basally, the margins vaguely irregular, slightly revolute, thick charta- ceous, smaller leaflets often subcoriaceous, glabrous above, minutely puberulent beneath, often appearing glaucous, the main veins 5-6, petiolules to 1 cm long, glabrous, rugulose, often a different color than the rachis; petioles 4.5-15 cm long, glabrous; rachises 1.5-5 cm long, glabrous. Inflorescences to 0.5 m long, usually glabrous; pedicels to 10 mm long; bracts ovate, ca. 10 mm long; bracteoles narrowly ovate, acute, ca. 12 mm long. Flowers with calyx narrowly campanu- late, ca. 16 mm long and 4 mm wide, stiffly carnose, minutely puberulent, the teeth distinguishable as irregular and rounded elevations, standard elliptic, ca. 80 mm long and 20 mm wide, thick petaloid, glabrous, the wings oblong, ca. 10 mm long and 2.5 mm wide, tapering only gradually basally, the claw ca. 2 mm long; keel petals subcircular, ca. 8.5 mm long and 6.5 mm wide; odd stamen free at the base, then united to the middle of the sheath, the other stamens of 2 lengths, the laterally disposed stamens free for ca. 15 mm, the median (carinal position) free for 4-7 mm, the anthers ca. 3 mm long; ovary slender, stipitate for 1.5 mm, linear, ca. 17 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, ferrugineous puberulent, the style ca. 30 mm long, the stigma capitate, ca. 0.3 mm long. Legumes stipitate moniliform, to 15 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, the stipe 2.5 cm long.
Habit Trees
Note Erythrina berteroana is distinct in its small black-marked red seeds.
Distribution distributed throughout the West Indies and on the conti- nent, ranging from Mexico to Colombia and Venezuela (Zulia).
Note It occurs from low to middle elevations. In Panama, Erythrina berteroana occurs from sea level up to about 1,800 m, with most collections taken from tropical moist forest. It is one of the commonest species in the genus in Panama.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Almirante, Sharp 11 Nov. 1962 (SCZ). CANAL ZONE: Miraflores, Blum 542 (FSU, MO, SCZ). Old gun site route C-2 past Pacific Saddle Club, Blum 2056 (FSU, MO, SCZ). Without other locality, Blum 2238 (FSU, MO, SCZ). Cocoli Road, Correa & Gonzalez, 513 (MO, PMA, SCZ). NE of Madden Dam, Correa & Stimson 31 (MO, SCZ). Highway near Paraiso, Croat 7161 (MO). Summit Garden, Croat 12313 (F, MO, SCZ). Near Boy Scout Road, Croat 12916 (MO). Gaillard Highway near Paraiso, Croat 13148 (F, MO). Near Summit Naval Radio Station, Croat 14237 (MO). Between Farfan Beach and Vera Cruz, Duke 11737 (MO). Summit Garden, Dwyer 1237 (FSU, MO). Farfan Beach, Dwyer et al. 4690 (MO). Cocoli Baptist Church, Dwyer 7212 (GH, US). K-2 Road, Dwyer & Hayden 7541 (GH, MO, US). Madden Dam, Ebinger 854 (F, MO, US). Off road from Madden Dam to Chilibre, Folsom 3661, 3662, 3663 (all MO). Paraiso, Folsom 3664 (MO). Near Pina, Gentry 8629 (MO). Rio Providencia and ridge S of river, 5-170 m, Gentry & Nee 8746 (MO). Back of Curundi, Harvey 5255 (F). Without other locality, Haynes 50119305 (A). Farfan Beach and Palo Seco, 5 m, Hunter & Allen 444 (GH, MO). Near Summit Gardens, Kennedy et al. 2207 (MO). 4 mi SE of Gamboa on highway to Balboa, Lasseigne 4286 (MO). 1 mi E of Canal Zone boundary, Lazor 2866 (FSU). Madden Dam, 50 ft, Lewis et al. 31 (MO). Cocoli Road, Lewis et al. 776 (GH, MO, US). Sabana of Panama, 10-50 m, Pittier 2541 (US). Between Gatin and Lion Hill, 10-20 m, Pittier 2571 (US). Big swamp E of Rio Tocumen, Standley 26704 (US). Las Cruces Trail between Fort Clayton and Corozal, Standley 29037 (US). Balboa, Standley 32125 (US). Madden Dam, Tran- sisthmian highway, Stern et al. 351 (GH, MO). Venado Beach near Fort Kobbe, Stimson 5247 (SCZ). 1 mi N of Summit on road to FAA tower, Tyson et al. 2749 (SCZ). Paraiso, Tyson 5339 (FSU, MO, SCZ). Cocoli Baptist Church, Tyson & Dwyer 6484 (MO, SCZ). CHIRIQUf: Remedios, 0-150 m, Allen 3663 (MO, US). Quebrada Guanabanito 1 km W of La Represa, Busey 487 (F). Boquete, 3800 ft, Davidson 735 (A, MO, US). Santa Marta Bugaba, de Caballero 19 (MO). Dolega, Dwyer & Hayden 7758A (MO). Between inspection station and Volcan, Folsom 3935, 3836, 3937 (all MO). 1 mi N of Harias San Miguel, Concepci6n, Folsom 3957 (MO). Boquete, 3800 ft, King 5320 (US). 1 km E of Remedios, Nee 10107 (MO). S side of Boquete, 1050-1100 m, Nee 10642 (MO). Finca Collins, 5500 ft, Stern et al. 1146 (GH, MO, US). Boquete, 1200-1500 m, Woodson & Schery 751 (GH, MO). COCLE: Mountains beyond La Pintada, 400-600 m, Hunter & Allen 582 (GH, MO). El Valle, Folsom & Kauke 2740 (MO); Kennedy 2114 (MO), 2211 (F, MO); Nee 9219 (MO). COLON: Quebrada Bonita 2 km NW of Salamanca, 90 m, Nee 6994 (MO). DARIEN: Slopes of Cerro Pirre, 200-500 m, Gentry & Clewell 7045A (MO). HERRERA: OcU, Stern et al. 990 (MO). LOS SANTOS: Between Lim6n and Punta Mala, D'Arcy & Croat 4210 (MO). Punta Mala, Tyson 2719 (MO, SCZ). Road from Macaracas to Chitre Highway, Tyson et al. 3150 (MO, SCZ). PANAMA: Bejuco, Allen 1631 (F, GH, MO, US). Rio Maje 4-5 mi above- falls near Bayano Lake, 100 m, Croat 34673 (MO). Between Panama and Chepo, Dodge et al. 16639 (MO). Rio Charco Espiritu on Tocumen Highway, Duke 5694 (MO). Isla Saboga, Duke 10366 (MO). Tocumen, Dwyer 2103 (MO), 5017 (MO). Entrance to paved road to Cerro Azul from main highway, Dwyer 3097 (MO). Near Chepo, Hunter & Allen 27 (GH, MO); Kluge 13 (US). Nuevo Guarare, Arraijan, 20 m, Lao 112 (MO, PMA). Bellevista, Macbride 2752 (F, US). La Jagua, Pacora River, 25-30 m, McDaniel 10332 (MO). Mamoni River above Chepo, 20-25 m, Pittier 4731 (GH, US). Matias Herndndez, Pittier 6939 (F, GH, MO, US). Villa Rosario, Saldafia 27 (PMA). Juan Franco Race Track, Standley 27689 (US). Tumba Muerto Road near Panama, Stan- dley 29783 (US). Juan Diaz, Standley 30489 (US). Between Las Sabanas and Matias Hernindez, Standley 31897 (US). SAN BLAS: Mainland opposite Achituppu, Lewis et al. 108 (GH, MO). VERA- GUAS: 5 mi N of Santiago near Santa Maria River, Blum & Tyson 593 (MO, SCZ). Between Santa Fe and Escuela Agricola Alto Piedras, 420 m, Croat & Folsom 33835 (MO). San Francisco, Dwyer 1293 (MO). 2 mi from Santiago toward Atalaya, Dwyer et al. 7402 (US, MO). 1-2 mi above Santa Fe, Gentry 3050 (MO); Liesner 839 (MO). Just S of Santa Fe, Nee 8023 (MO). 2 mi S of Cafiazas, Tyson 3724 (FSU). WITHOUT LOCALITY: Lewis et al. (MO).
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