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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/10/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/10/2013)
Species Prestonia obovata Standley
PlaceOfPublication Jour. Washington Acad. Sci. 15: 459. 1925- FIG. 26A-B.
Description Lianas, essentially glabrous, the stems somewhat corky. Leaves obovate to oblong-obovate, acute, slightly rounded to obtuse basally, to 28 cm long and 13 cm wide, glabrous, coriaceous, the larger veins somewhat canaliculate; petioles to 3 cm long, stout, glandular in the axils. Inflorescences corymbose, usually dichotomous, the peduncle stout, to 15 cm long, shorter than the subtending leaves, the bracts apparently absent. Flowers with the pedicels to 4 cm long, brown-pubescent, the bracteoles variable in number, deltoid, ca. 1 mm long; calyx-lobes elongate-deltoid, sparsely to moderately pubescent, 10-15 mm long, bearing 1 squamella within; corolla salverform, yellow, sometimes with a pink or white throat, minutely papillose externally, with 5 epistaminal appendages, the tube 12- 18 mm long, pubescent within at the level of stamen attachment, the lobes obliquely obovate, 12-15 mm long; stamiens slightly exserted, the an- thers ca. 4 mm long; ovary slightly pubescent, the nectary 5-lobed, thick and fleshy. Follicles weakly united, stout, ca. 25-35 cm long; seeds ca. 2-2.2 cm long, the tuft of hair ca. 3.5-4 cm long.
Habit Lianas
Distribution Panama
Native Panama
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Near Madden Dam along Azote Caballo Road near Alahuela, Dodge 16590 (MO). Sabanas along drowned Rio Azote Caballo, Dodge et al. 16865 (MO). CHIRIQUI: Vicinity of San Bartolome, Peninsula de Burica, Woodson & Schery 869 (MO, US). DARIEN: Wooded ridge just S of El Real, Duke 5054 (MO). 3 mi. E of Sante Fe, Tyson et al. 4656 (MO). PANAMA: Cerro Campana, Duke 10733 (MO). E slope of Cerro Jefe, Tyson et al. 3337 (MO).
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