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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/4/2013)
Species Hyptis obtusiflora Presl ex Benth.
PlaceOfPublication Lab. Gen. et Sp. 107, 1833.-Fig. 7.
Synonym Mesosphaerum obtusiflorum (Presl ex Benth.) 0. Ktze., Rev. Gen. P1. 2: 525, 1891.
Description Herbs, ? suffrutescent at the base, to 1.5 m. Leaves ovate, the upper + elliptic, acute, serrate, the bases obtuse to attenuate, to 8 cm long-and 3.5 cm wide, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces, more so on the veins beneath, resin- dotted; subsessile to petioles 0.5-1 cm long. Inflorescences capitula, dense, axil- lary, sessile to peduncles ca 1 cm long; bracts ovate-lanceolate, ca 3-4 mm long. Flowers sessile; calyx short-tubular, ca 1-1.5 mm long, ? naked within, teeth + deltoid, ca 0.7-1 mm long, saccate at maturity and distended by the nutlets; corolla tube 2-3 mm long, white, slightly pubescent, the lips ca 1 mm long; stamens slightly exserted, the filaments pubescent, the anthers 0.3 mm long; style long exserted. Nutlets (3-)4, ovate, ca 0.6-0.7 mm long, dark brown, pubescent at the distal portion.
Habit Herbs
Distribution Costa Rica, Panama, and northwestern South America.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Santa Catalina, Blackwell et al. 2729 (MO); Chiriquicito to 5 mi S along Rio Guarumo, Lewis et al. 2070Y (MO). COCLE: El Valle de Anton, Lewis et al. 2513 (MO). COLON: along Rio Iguanitas, Elias & Kirkbride 1631 (MO).
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