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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 12/18/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 12/18/2012)
Species GRIAS PITTIERI R. Knuth
PlaceOfPublication Engl. Pflanzenr. 4219a:29. 1939.
Description Trees up to about 10 m. tall. Leaves sessile or subsessile, the blade oblanceolate- spatulate, shortly and acutely acuminate, gradually attenuate from near the tip to a decurrent subpetiolar base, about 4.0-4.5 dm. long and 5-16 cm. broad, sub- coriaceous, glabrous. Flowers in small umbelliform cauliflorous clusters; hypan- thium about 2 mm. long and 1.5 mm. broad; calyx nearly entire in the bud but at anthesis usually splitting into 4 irregular broad lobes about 1.5 mm. long; petals 4 or rarely 5, white, about 8-10 mm. long. Fruit pyriform, 2-3 cm. long, 2.0-2.5 cm. broad, gradually attenuate to a persistent pedicel of nearly equal length, greenish brown.
Habit Trees
Note Pacific coast of Panama, in lowland forests. Cooper and Slater report the vernacular names jaguey and membrillo.
Common jaguey membrillo
Note It is unfortunate that intermediate stations between Chiriqui and Darien have not been found. While the leaves of the two populations are quite similar, both specimens from Chiriqui are in fruit and both from Darien are in flower only, and their correlation thus is in doubt to that degree.
 
 
 
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