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Flora Data (Last Modified On 3/28/2013)
Species Tetrathylacium macrophyllum Poeppig in Poeppig & Endl.
PlaceOfPublication Nov. Gen. Sp. P1. 3: p1. 240, 1841, p. 34, 1843.
Synonym Edmonstonia pacifica Seemann, Bot. Voy. Herald pl. 18, 1852, p. 98, 1853. Tetrathylacium macrophyllum var. pacificum (Seemann) Tr. & P1., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4, 17: 106, 1862. Tetrathylacium pacificum (Seemann) Standley, Jour. Wash. Acad. Sci. 15: 479, 1925. Tetrathylacium costaricense Standley, loc. cit. 480.
Description Tree to 15 m tall, the branchlets inconspicously puberulous to glabrous. Leaves with robust petioles 0.5-1.5 cm long, the stipules not seen; blade from nar- rowly to broadly (in Panamanian collection) oblong, somewhat asymmetrical and deeply cordate to ? truncate at the base, long-acuminate to caudate-acuminate at the apex (shortly caudate-acuminate in Panamanian collection), entire to remotely and rather inconspicuously serrate along the margins, to 26 cm long and 14 cm wide (in Panamanian collection, usually narrower in extra-Panamanian collec- tions), coriaceous, glabrous above, glabrous or puberulous beneath, the costa and secondary veins prominent below. Inflorescences up to 16 cm long, much elongated in fruit, flowers not crowded along the secondary rachises (spikes), the primary and secondary rachises densely and minutely puberulous, each flower subtended by a bract and 2 connate bracteoles, the bract and bracteoles less than 1 mm long, ciliolate and persistent. Flowers reddish or maroon; calyx 4-gibbous, to 3.5 mm long, glabrous outside, pubescent inside, the lobes to 1.5 mm long; stamens with the filaments to 2.2 mm long, glabrous, the anthers exserted, sagittate, to 1.5 mm long; ovary minutely puberulous, the style thick, less than 1 mm long. Bacca red, subglobose, to 15 mm long, minutely puberulous; seeds more or less ovoid, to 1.5 mm long.
Habit Tree
Distribution Costa Rica to Peru.
Specimen COCLE: hills N of El Valle de Anton, alt 1000 m, Allen 2147 (F).
 
 
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