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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/11/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 9/11/2013)
Species Morinda panamensis Seem.
PlaceOfPublication Bot. Voy. Herald 136. 1854.
Note TYPE: Panama, Fendler 148 (MO, isotype).
Description Trees or shrubs to 25 ft tall, the branchlets 4-angled, farinose puberulent or glabrescent, the nodes well spaced. Leaves oblong, ovate oblong or oblong ro- tund, 9-20 cm long, 5-15 cm wide, deltoid or rounded at the apex, shortly acu- minate, the acumen to 1 cm long, basally cuneate, often attenuately so and equi- lateral, the costa slender above, plane, prominulous or subimmersed above, the secondary veins 6-9, arcuate, to 3(-4) cm apart, chartaceous, glabrous or farinose above, pubescent or farinose beneath, rarely totally velutinous pubescent, the hairs often restricted to the axils and costa; petioles to 2.5 cm long, occasionally absent, farinose puberulent; stipules deltoid or oblong rotund, 6-10 mm long, 6- 9 mm wide, often wider than long, the peduncles ascending, 1.5-5.5 cm long, 1.5-5.0 mm wide, glabrescent, often farinose, terminated by 3-4 equal or unequal branches, to 3 cm long, each with a subrotund capitulum, 0.5-1.0 cm wide. Flowers sessile; hypanthium subrotund, truncate, ca. 1.8 mm long, minutely pu- berulent, the calycine tube to 1 mm long, the teeth absent or reduced to points; corolla white, the tube cylindrical, 7-8 mm long, thickly petaloid, minutely pu- berulent outside, villose inside above the middle, the lobes 4, valvate, thick, triangular in cross section, narrowly oblong, 2.5-5.0 mm long, tapering narrowly toward the apex, vaguely to obviously cordate at the base; anthers narrowly oblong, ca. 2.5 mm long, obtuse, the filaments inserted near the mouth; stigmas 2, digitiform, 3.5-5.0 mm long, erect, the ovary rectangular in cross section, the wall moderately thick, the septum thin, 2-loculate, the ovules one per cell. Fruits disposed in a capitulum, to 2.5 cm in diam.
Habit Trees or shrubs
Distribution ranges from tropical Florida to Mexico, Central Amer- ica, and the West Indies.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Fort Lorenzo, Hayden 101 (MO); Porter et al. 4985 (MO, SCZ, UC, VEN), 5016 (COL, DUKE, MO, SCZ, UC, VEN), 5017 (COL, DUKE, MO, NY, SCZ, UC, VEN); Tyson & This content downloaded from on Mon, 9 Sep 2013 13:28:23 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions290 ANNALS OF THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN [Vol. 67 Blum 3692 (MO). Gatin Locks to Fort Sherman, Tyson 3756 (MO). Chagres River Landing, near Fort San Lorenzo, Tyson & Nee 7310 (MO). COCLE: Cerro Pil6n, El Valle, Duke & Dwyer 13894 (MO). COLON: Salud, Holdridge 6507 (MO). Salud and Boca de Rio Indio, Howell 84 (MO). Palenque, Pittier 4121 (F). DARIEN: El Real to Pinogana Duke 5000 (MO). Yaviza near Rio Chucunaque, El Punteadero, Stern el al. 171 (MO). PANAMA: Chagres, Fendler 148 (MO, US). 16-18 km from the Panamerican Highway, El Llano-Carti Road, Tyson & Nee 7321 (MO). SAN BLAS: Mulatuppo, Duke 8510 (MO). Mandinga, Duke 8924 (MO).
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