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PlaceOfPublication Bot. Gaz. 61:386. 1916.
Synonym Neea pittieri Standi. in Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 13:3 8 3. 19 11. Neea orosiana Standl. in Journ. Wash. Acad. Sci. 15:473. 1925. Neea urophylla Standl. in Field Mus. Publ. Bot. 4:203. 1929. Neea pycnantha Standl. in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 30:85. 1943. Neea psychotrioides aect. pro parte, non Donn. Sm.
Description Dioecious shrubs and small trees to about 7 m. tall. Branches moderately stout, densely ferruginous-pubescent to glabrate. Leaves petiolate, the blade ovate- to obovate-elliptic, usually more or less caudate-acuminate, obtuse to cuneate at the base, 7-36 cm. long, 3-15 cm. broad, firmly membranaceous, glabrous above but frequently more or less puberulent beneath, the petiole 0.5-5.0 cm. long. Inflorescences 4-1-5 cm. long, essentially glabrous to densely ferruginous-pubescent, rather few-flowered to many-flowered and occasionally greatly proliferous and the flowers and bracts becoming phylloid; cymules obscurely dichasial, both terminal and lateral flowers subsessile or with essentially similar short stout pedicels. Stami- nate perianths tubular-urceolate, 5- 10 mm. long, 2-3 mm. broad, essentially glabrous to minutely puberulent to essentially glabrous. Anthocarps ellipsoid to ovoid, 7-12 mm. long, glabrous to minutely puberulent, red.
Habit shrubs trees
Distribution Panama and Costa Rica, in forests and moist thickets, from near sea level to about 700 m.
Elevation sea level to about 700 m.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: region of Almirante, Daytonia Farm, Cooper 545, 373; Almirante region, Cooper & Slater 58; Changuinola valley, Cooper b Slater 60, I40; Cricamola, Cooper 49I; Fish Creek Mts., Von Wedel 2267; vicinity of Chiriqui Lagoon, Von Wedel iOii, ia07; Water Valley, Von Wedel I574, 1609, 1503, 1433, 927. CANAL ZONE: hills north of Frijoles, Standley 27427, 27509; Margarita Swamp, south of France Field, Maxon d Valentine 7048; Gatu'n, Sutton Hayes 626; railroad relocation between Gorgona and Gatuin, Pittier 2265, 2271; Barro Colorado Island, Frost 123, Kenoyer 49I, 638, Aviles 30, Bailey & Bailey I20, 522, Wetmore d Abbe 22, Standley 313IO, 3I336, 40905, 40955, 4I023, 4IOI5. CHIRIQUI: Progreso, Cooper d Slater i84. COCLE: region north of El Valle de Anton, Allen 3732. COLON: between France Field and Catival, Standley 30182; along Rio Fato, Pittier 39I2. DARIEN: trail between Pinogana and Yavisa, Allen 268; forests around Pinogana, Pittier 6547. SAN BLAS: forests around Puerto Obaldia, Pittier 4397.
Note Neea amplifolia usually can be keyed without difficulty from the two preceding species, particularly by means of the inflorescence characters, the predominantly larger leaves and staminate perianths, and the more frequent and abundant indu.- ment. In all respects intermediates occur, nevertheless, and the relative abundance of disparate specimens, particularly from Bocas del Toro, where N. laetevirens also is abundant and variable, provides grounds for strongly suspected hybridization. The proliferation and phyllody of the inflorescence is a frequent and puzzling propensity of this species, the agent of which is obscure. In addition, both in N. amplifolia and in N. laetevirens, the terminal staminate flowers occasionally develop at the expense of the lateral.
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