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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/4/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/4/2013)
Species Hyptis conferta Pohl ex Benth.
PlaceOfPublication Lab. Gen. et Sp. 112, 1833.
Synonym Mesosphaerum confertum (Pohl ex Benth.) 0. Ktze., Rev. Gen. P1. 2: 526, 1891. Hyptis constricta Briq., Ann. Conserv. Jard. Bot. Geneve, 2: 217, 1898.
Description Herbs, perennial, coarse, to 1.5 m, appressed-pubescent on the branches. Leaves lanceolate or narrowly elliptical (in Pan'ama), acute, serrate, the bases attenuate, to 18 cm long and 2.5 cm wide, glabrous or densely soft-pubescent above, glabrous or pubescent on the veins beneath, the midrib and secondary veins pronounced; sessile to petioles ca 0.5 cm long. Inflorescences capitula, dense, axillary, ? hemispherical, the peduncles ca 1-4 cm long, the bracts lan- ceolate or awl-shaped, ca 8-9 mm long, densely pubescent. Flowers sessile, tufts of hairs at the bases; calyx tubular-campanulate, ca 3-4 mm long at maturity, pilose-annulate within above the nutlets, the teeth acicular to setaceous, ca 3-4 mm long; corolla tube ca 4.5-5 mm long, white and rose, the lower lip ca 1.5- 1.8 mm long, the lips and tube lightly pubescent; stamens exserted, the filaments sparsely pubescent near the base, the anthers ca 0.4 mm long; gynobase some- what elongated, becoming lobed, the style minutely bifid near the tip. Nutlets 4, oblong-flattened, the lobes of the gynobase adhering, ca 1.5-1.6 mm long, brown.
Habit Herbs
Distribution A common species in the American tropics, found mostly at lower elevations, from Mexico to southern Brazil, and west to Bolivia.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: Boquete, Pittier 2862 (GH). PANAMA: rd betw Chepo and Panama, Dodge et al. 16648a (MO); savanna nr Rio Pacora and Chepo Hwy, Duke 5911 (GH).
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