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Published In: Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 18(3): 138. 1916. (Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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This species is characterized by its medium-sized, stiff-textured, elliptic leaves, stipules with well developed aristas, distinctive axillary and sometimes terminal inflorescences with 1-3 flowers borne on 1 to several peduncles, rather well developed calyx limbs, well developed corollas with the lobes longer than the tube and markedly recurved, and medium-sized subglobose to oblate fruits. The secondary leaf veins mostly do loop to connect near the margins but do not form a well marked submarginal vein. The leaves characteristically dry yellow-green, and often have a distinct to thickened cartilaginous margin. The peduncles become thickened in their distal portion as their fruit develops.

Faramea luteovirens is similar to Faramea pauciflora, with thinner-textured leaves and longer calyx limbs. Faramea luteovirens is also similar to Faramea monsalveae of western Colombia, which has several fasciculate, smaller flowers borne on each peduncle. Faramea luteovirens is also similar, especially vegetatively, to Faramea juruana of the Amazon basin and Faramea egregia of the Guayana region.

Distribution: Wet forest at 0-900 m, central Panama to northwestern Colombia.



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