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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/4/2013)
Species Stachys costaricensis Briq.
PlaceOfPublication Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 30: 240, 1891. Fig. 15.
Description Herbs, prostrate, rooting at the nodes, the younger branches sparsely pubes- cent, the hairs uniseriate and ? retrorse. Leaves ovate to elongate-deltoid, acute, crenate-serrate, the bases ? truncate, ca 3-5 cm long and ca 2-3.5 cm wide, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces and on the margins; petioles ca 1.5-3 cm long, sparsely pubescent. Inflorescences verticils, ca 6-flowered, appearing as spike- like racemes, ca 5-10 cm long, the bracts lanceolate, ca 6-10 mm long, reflexed, or the lowermost verticil in the axils of reduced leaves. Flowers subsessile; bracteoles
Habit Herbs
Description present, awl-shaped, ca 1-2 mm long, pubescent; calyx campanulate, weakly zygo- morphic, the tube ca 2-3 mm long at maturity, the teeth deltoid-lanceolate, ca 2 mm long, pubescent, obscurely nerved but each tooth apex with a spine-like tip, the uppermost largest; corolla tubular, 5-6 mm long, ? pink, constricted ca halfway up and with a small spur on the lower side, the upper lip 2-lobed and concave, ca 2-3 mm long, the lower lip 3-lobed and spreading, ca 3-4 mm long, pubescent within and without, annular-pubescent within near the constriction; stamens ex- serted, the filaments pubescent, the anthers ca 0.5 mm long; ovary 4-lobed, the gynobase unlobed, the style glabrous, bifid near the tip, the branches ? equal. Nutlets ca 4, ovoid, ca 1-2 mm long, dark brown.
Distribution Mexico and Central America.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: nr Boquete, Pittier 2966 (location unknown, acc. Epling, 1934); vic of Bajo Mono & Quebrada Chiquero, 1500 m, Woodson & Schery 552 (MO).
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