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Published In: Botanical Gazette 44(2): 113. 1907. (Bot. Gaz.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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This species is characterized by its medium-sized elliptic to oblanceolate leaves, shortly sheathing and shortly aristate stipules, terminal, paniculiform, blue inflorescences, short dentate calyx limbs, somewhat small blue corollas with the tubes longer than the lobes, and medium-sized fruits that are oblate and laterally flattened. The leaf venation has the characteristic arrangement found in many Faramea species, with the secondary veins straight and connecting to form an equally well developed, undulating submarginal vein and one or more well developed intersecondary veins present between the pairs of secondary veins. The inflorescences are pedunculate and branched to several orders, with pedicellate flowers. Faramea eurycarpa is commonly collected, especially in western Panama.

The leaves of Faramea eurycarpa are plane to weakly bullate in life, and are flat on dried specimens. The leaves of dried specimens often have a characteristic clear green color. This species shows a range of variation in leaf size, number of flowers in the inflorescence, calyx limb length, and diameter of the corolla tubes (at least on dried specimens). Faramea bocataurensis was described based on a relatively small-leaved specimen, but material from the region where it was collected shows a wide and continuous variation in leaf size.

Faramea eurycarpa is similar to Faramea suerrensis, which is sympatric and has leaves with more strongly developed submarginal and intersecondary veins and leaves that usually dry green or grayish green. Faramea eurycarpa is also similar to Faramea frondosa, which is also sympatric and has large calyx limbs. Plants from eastern Panama were previously included in Faramea eurycarpa, but are now separated as Faramea areolata.  Plants from Colombia were previously also included in Faramea eurycarpa (Lorence et al., 2012), but are here separated as Faramea grandiflora and Faramea cestroides (Taylor & Jardim, 2020). Faramea eurycarpa is also similar to Faramea oblongifolia of Colombia, with larger leaves and fruits, and to Faramea calophylla, also of Colombia, with the leaves shiny and the venation finely reticulated on both surfaces.

Distribution: Wet forest at 300-1400 m from northern Costa Rica through western Panama.



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