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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/8/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 3/8/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Bot., P1. Vasc. in Ramon de la Sagra, Hist. Phys. Pol. Nat. Cuba 138. 1845, t. 15. 1850 (?).
Description Herb or suffrutex 1-2 m high, the stem scabrous, stellate-hirsute. Leaves with the petiole terete, up to 8.5 cm long, stellate-hirsute, the stipules subulate; blade broadly ovate, sometimes 3-angulate, cordate at the base, acuminate at the apex, serrulate-denticulate at the margin, commonly 6-11 cm long and 5-10 cm wide, usually 7-palminerved, scabrous and hirsute with mostly stellate hairs on both sur- faces, the venation slightly prominent beneath, the midrib with or without an oblong gland near the base on the lower surface. Flowers solitary in the, upper leaf axils, short- to mostly long-pedicellate, the pedicel articulated, up to 10 cm long, stellate-hispidulous; epicalyx of about 10 bractlets, these linear, dilated and un- equally bifurcate at the apex, 13-23 mm long, hispid with simple and/or stellate hairs, accrescent; calyx campanulate, lobed to slightly below the middle, 15-25 mm long, accrescent and up to 32 mm in fruit, hispid with simple and/or stellate hairs, the lobes deltoid to narrowly deltoid, long-acuminate, 3-nerved, the lateral veins very close to the margin (thickened margin) and the midvein eglandu- lar; petals cuneate-obovate, 4-8 cm long, pink or purplish; staminal tube about 2/3 as long as the corolla, antheriferous throughout (?); style branches exceeding the staminal tube, the stigmas densely fimbrillate. Capsule surrounded by and shorter than the accrescent calyx, ovoid, acuminate and mucronulate at the apex, 22-25 mm long, the mucro ca 2 mm long, the valves rigid-chartaceous, densely stellate- puberulus and long-strigose with simple, white hairs; seeds subrotund-reniform, ca 2.5-3 mm long, glabrous or minutely papillate.
Habit Herb
Distribution Cuba and Mexico to Panama.
Specimen COCLE: Bismarek above Penonome, R. S. Williams 331 (US).
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