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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/4/2013)
Species Scutellaria purpurascens Swartz
PlaceOfPublication Prodr. 89, 1788.
Description Herbs, perennial, erect or somewhat decumbent, to 40 cm, short-pubescent throughout. Leaves deltoid-ovate, acute, ? crenate, the bases rounded or shal- lowly cordate, to 7 cm long and 4 cm wide, sparsely pubescent to glabrous above, pubescent on the veins beneath; petioles to 3 cm long. Inflorescences verticillas- ters, mostly 1-flowered, the bracts lanceolate and ciliate, 2-4 mm long. Flowers with pedicels to 6 mm long at maturity; bracteoles 2, minute, ca less than 0.5 mm long; calyx 2 mm long in flower, ca 4-5 mm long in fruit, the squama then 4-5 mm long, sparsely and minutely pubescent; corolla blue, 12-15 mm long, naked within or very sparsely pubescent; lower stamen pair attached 6-8 mm from the base; gyno- base conspicuous and asymmetrical, the style apparently unlobed. Nutlets (2-)4, + spherical, brown, ca 1.5-1.7 mm in diameter.
Habit Herbs
Distribution The Lesser Antilles, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Sixola Valley, Sibubi Falls, _9Rowlee & Rowlee 378 (NY). CANAt ZONE: Garden at Gatun Station, Hayes 59 (NY). DAMIEN: 0-4 mi up Rio Sabana from Santa.Fe, Duke 4135 (MO); Cana & vic, Williams 764 (NY), 949 (NY).
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