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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/25/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 7:159. 1857.
Description Petioles stout, about 40 cm. long, geniculate 3 cm. below the apex, vaginate to the middle or higher, the sheath narrow; blades broadly oblong, 35-55 cm. long, 18-23 cm. wide, narrowly long-cuspidate, rounded at the base or abruptly contracted into the petiole, the primary lateral nerves numerous, divergent at an angle of about 70 degrees; peduncles 60 cm. long or more, 5-6 mm. thick, the s~tipitiform portion 4 cm. long, adnate for three-fourths its length; spathe oblong- elliptic, cuspidate, gradually narrowed at the base and long-decurrent upon the peduncle, 15 cm. long, 5-6 cm. wide; spadix rounded at the apex, 8-10 cm. long, 12-14 mm. thick, or in fruit much thicker; pistils 4-5 mm. long, the style produced far above the perianth.
Distribution Moist or wet forest, Guatemala to Panama.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Chagres, Fendler 425 (TYPE). BOCAS DEL TORO: Shepherd Island, Chiriqui Lagoon, Wedel 2690; Old Bank Island, Chiriqui Lagoon, Wedel 2068.
Note The writer strongly suspects that S. phryniifolium is a synonym of S. Fried- richsthalii, and certainly the differences suggested for separating the two species are not convincing.
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