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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/5/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 6/5/2013)
Species Heterocondylus vitalbae (DC.) R. M. King & H. Robinson
PlaceOfPublication Phytologia 24: 391. 1972.
Synonym Eupatorium vitalbae DC., Prodr. 5: 163. 1836. TYPE: Brasil, near Rio de Janiero, Lund 1834 (G-DC, not seen, US, microfiche) Campuloclinium surinamense Miq., Linnaea 17: 69. 1843. TYPE: Surinam, prope flumen Commewyne, Focke 662 (U, photo US). Eupatorium ecuadorae Klatt, Ann. K. K. Naturhist. Hofmus. 9: 356. 1894. TYPE: Ecuador, Jameson (GH, sketch and fragment, not seen).
Description Scandent woody herbs or shrubs to 6 m tall with few branches; stems finely striate, terete, sparsely puberulous. Leaves and branches of inflorescence opposite; blades coriaceous, elliptic-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, to 12 cm long and 7 cm wide, the base rounded to slightly cuneate, the margins serrate, the apex sharply acute to slightly acuminate, glabrate with slight pubescence on veins, the veins prominently trinervate from base; petioles to 1.5 cm long. Inflorescence a loose panicle to 15 cm wide and 25 cm high, the ultimate branches mostly 1-2 cm long, densely puberulous. Heads ca. 1.2 cm high with 60-65 florets; involucral bracts ca. 20, subimbricate, subequal, the outer bracts ovate to oblong, apically acute, 5-8 mm long, the outer surface 4-8 costate, puberulous, the inner bracts mostly lanceolate, to 1 cm long, slightly deciduous, the apex narrowly acute, sometimes pink, the outer surface mostly glabrous; receptacle slightly convex; corolla white to pink or purple, ca. 8 mm long, narrowly funnelform, the tube narrow below, the lobes ca. 0.5 mm long, glabrous; style base glabrous. Achenes ca. 3.5 mm long, fusiform, 4-5 ribbed, ribs with short bristles; carpopodium short and broad with distinct upper rim, stipitate; pappus of ca. 20 scabrous deciduous bristles, ca. 7 mm long, the tips slightly enlarged.
Habit herbs or shrubs
Distribution widely distributed from Honduras south to Peru and Brazil.
Note The moderately coarse plants with often slightly nodding heads present a distinctive appearance.
Specimen ANAL ZONE: Barro Colorado Island, Croat 7222, 7796, 8666, 8776 (all MO). 1 mi N of Summit Gardens, Croat 9095 (MO). Reservoir W of Cocoli, Croat 9166 (MO). Pipeline Road, Croat 9329, 9363 (both F). CHIRIQUI: 2-8 km N of Cai'as Gordas (Costa Rica), 1000-1100 m, This content downloaded from on Thu, 23 May 2013 12:03:50 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions1975] FLORA OF PANAMA (Family 184. Compositae) 957 Busey 658 (MO). 6 km S of Puerto Armuelles, Busey 692 (MO). Palo Santo, 3 mi N of Volca'n, Croat 13543 (MO). Burica Peninsula, above Quebrada Yerbazales, 200 m, Croat 22588 (MO). Bajo Mono, Boquete, 4000 ft, Davidson 537 (F, MO). 14 mi N of David, 1200 ft, Lewis et al. 669 (MO, US). Burica Peninsula, 12 mi W of Puerto Armuelles, 400-500 m, Liesner 196 (MO). El Boquete, 1000-1300 m, Pittier 2901 (US). COCLE: Bismark above Penonome, Williams 574 (US). DARIEN: Cafia and vic., 2000-6500 ft, Williams 748 (US). HERRERA: 10 mi S of Ocui, Tyson et al. 2870 (FSU, MO). LOS SANTOS: Loma Prieta, 800-900 m, Duke 11902 (MO). Loma Prieta, Cerro Grande, 2400-2800 ft, Lewis et al. 2236 (MO). Between Sabanas and Rio Yguana, Macbride 2639 (F, US). Vic. of Bella Vista, Piper 5348 (US). 16 mi S of Macaracas at Quebrada Bejuco, Tyson et al. 2926 (MO). PANAMA: Cerro Jefe, 2700 ft, Blum & Duke 2179 (MO). Road to Cerro Campana, Correa & Dressler 844, 847 (both MO). Cerro Jefe, 10-13 mi S of Goofy Lake, Duke 8008 (MO, OS). Cerro Jefe, Duke 9419 (MO, US). Cerro Campana, 3000 ft, Duke 10748 (MO, REED). Cerro Campana, 850 m, Liesner 628 (MO). Taboga Island, Miller 1860 (US). Cerro Campana, Porter et al. 4199, 4308 (both MO). Rio Tapia, Standley 30655 (US). Cerro Jefe, 2700 ft, Tyson 3361 (MO). Cerro Azul, Tyson 5379 (MO). Cerro Jefe, Wilbur & Weaver 11344 (F, MO). VERAGUAS: Head- waters of Rio Cafiazas, 300-600 m, Allen 177 (MO, US). 2 mi W of Santa Fe, 400-800 m, Liesner 843 (MO).
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