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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/25/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/25/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschr. 8:179. 1858.
Description Caudex usually erect, sometimes decumbent, as much as a meter high, and often very thick; petioles 12-20 cm. long, succulent, slender and terete above the sheath, the sheath about two-thirds as long as the petiole; blades oblong-ovate, thin when dried but succulent in the living state, 12-30 cm. long, 6-14 cm. wide, short-cuspidate or short-acuminate, rounded or truncate at the base, the primary lateral nerves slender, 6-9 on each side; peduncles slender, 8-11 cm. long; spathes yellow or orange at maturity, about 15 cm. long and 3-4 cm. wide, lance-oblong; lower part of the spadix naked, the pistillate portion 5 cm. long, the staminate of the same length, fusiform, 10-12 mm. thick at the middle, the two separated by a sterile interval of 2 cm.; berries bright red.
Distribution Damp or wet forest, Panama to Guatemala; in Panama at or near sea level.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Barro Colorado Island, Standley 3I266, 40960, 4II07; Kenoyer i88; Maxon 68I2, 6820; Gamboa, Pittier 2600; Friloles, Pittier 3754; above East Paraiso, Standley 29867. COLON: Loma de la Gloria, near Fato, Pittier 3847. CHIRIQUi: near David, Pittier 2836. BOCAS DEL TORO: Cocoa Cay, Chiriqui Lagoon, Wedel 2892.
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