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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/4/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 9/4/2013)
Species Faramea suerrensis (Donnell Smith) Donnell Smith
PlaceOfPublication Bot. Gaz. 44: 112. 1907.
Synonym Faramea trinervia K. Schum. & Donnell Smith var. suerrensis Donnell Smith, Bot. Gaz. 31: 115. 1905. TYPE: Costa Rica, Donnell Smith 6589, not seen.
Description Trees to 15 ft tall, the branches stout terete, ultimately angular, glabrous, the nodes well spaced. Leaves oblong, ovate oblong or elliptic, to 14(30-) cm long, to 7(10.5-) cm wide, usually 21/2 times longer than wide, acute to obtuse at the apex, cuspidate, the cusp often falcate, acute, obtuse or truncate, to 2 cm long, occasionally vaguely auriculate at the base, the costa prominulous above, prom- inent beneath, the lateral veins 13-15, usually with a smaller vein intermediate between 2 laterals paralleling these, at first strict, then arcuate and joining a prominent marginal vein, 0.5-0.7(1.0-) cm within the margin, usually with a sec- ond less prominent vein ca. 2 mm from margin the intervenal areas spreading reticulate, occasionally bullate, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, concolorous, gla- brous; petioles absent or to 2 cm long, glabrous; stipules connate, cylindrical, oblong rotund, oblong rectangular to hemispherical, 6-7 mm long, 5-7 mm wide, minutely mucronate or retuse, glabrous. Inflorescences terminal, cymose cor- ymbose, glabrous, to 9 cm long, sometimes epedunculate with 2 branches arising from the tip of the twiglet, sometimes long pedunculate, the peduncle to 5 cm long and the secondary branches ascending and flabellate or penicillate. Flowers with the pedicels slender, to 2.5 mm long; hypanthium oblong rotund, ca. 1.2 mm long, glabrous, the calycine cup rimlike ca. 0.3 mm long, glabrous but with a few glandular spots within, the teeth minute, to 0.3 mm long; corolla white (in bud), blue or purple, the tube narrow, to 6 mm long, ca. 1.2 mm wide, petaloid, gla- brous; stamens 4, the anthers oblong, ca. 2.2 mm long, ca. 0.4 mm wide, minutely apiculate, the filaments attached near the middle of the tube; ovarian disc oblong rotund, ca. 1 mm long, the style short, the ovules ca. 0'3 mm in diam. Fruits reniform or compressed oblong, to 0.7 cm long, to 1.5 cm wide, about twice as wide as long, apiculate, smooth, often delicately ribbed, farinose or minutely rugulose.
Habit Trees
Distribution known from Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia (Cho- co).
Note The fruit of Duke & Lallathin 14977 (MO) is reported as blue.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Punta Pefia, vicinity of Chiriquicito, Lewis et al. 2145 (MO). Chiriqui Lagoon, Wedel 1430 (F). Water Valley, Wedel 1511 (MO, US), 1610 (MO). CHIRIQui: Branch in road to Cerro Colorado and Escopeta above Rio San Felix near town of San Felix, ca. 13 mi N of Rio San Felix, 800-1200 m, Croat 33428 (MO). COCLE: Cerro Pil6n, Duke & Lallathin 14977 (MO). El Cope, El Potroso, Atlantic slope of Alto Calvario, Folsom & Lantz 1887 (MO). Cerro Pil6n, Lallathin 5093 (MO). COLON: Camp Bejita, District Donoso, Holdridge 6251 (MO). Santa Rita Ridge, Mori & Kal- lunki 4919 (MO); Mori & Crosby 6425 (MO). VERAGUAS: 6.4 km outside Santa Fe, road to Agricultural School, Folsom 2965 (MO). Cerro Tute, Folsom & Edwards 3336 (MO). COLOMBIA: CHOCO: Alto de Buey, 500-1200 m, Gentry & Forero 7287 (MO).
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