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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/4/2013)
Species Hyptis brachiata Briq.
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Conserv. Jard. Bot. Geneve 2: 215, 1898.
Synonym Mesosphaerum brachiatum Briq., loc. cit., pro syn.
Description Herbs or subshrubs, robust, + densely soft-pubescent, to 2 m. Leaves ovate or sometimes ? elliptic, acute, crenate-serrate, the bases rounded to obtuse, to 8.5 cm long and 4.5 cm wide, pubescent on both surfaces, densely so beneath; petioles ca 0.5-1 cm long. Inflorescences capitula, axillary, the peduncles ca 1-2 cm long, pubescent, the bracts mostly ovate, ca 6-9 mm long, pubescent. Flowers sessile; calyx tubular, ca 2 mm long, ? naked within, pubescent and resin-dotted, membranaceous, the teeth spinulose, ca 2.5-3 mm long, ciliate be- tween; corolla tube ca 4-5 mm long, the lower lip longer, ca 2 mm long, slightly pubescent and resin-dotted; stamens exserted, the filaments glabrous, the anthers ca 0.2-0.3 mm long. Nutlets ca (3-)4, flattened ovoid, 2 depressiqns near the base, 1.4-1.5 mm long, the pericarp verrucose.
Habit Herbs or subshrubs
Distribution Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Venezuela.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: hill opposite Paraiso Development, Dwyer 7152 (MO). COCLE: hills S of El Valle de Anton, Allen 2816 (F). PANAMA: along rd nr top of Cerro Campana, Duke 5963 (MO).
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