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Published In: Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden 17(1): 376–377. 1967. (22 Dec 1967) (Mem. New York Bot. Gard.) Name publication detail

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This species is characterized by medium-sized, stiff-textured, elliptic-oblong leaves, small, caducous, calyptrate stipules, fasciculate inflorescences with 7-19 flattened peduncles with each bearing a pair of showy deciduous bracts and a fascicle of pedicellate flower, short denticulate calyx limbs, white corollas with the tube about as long as or shorter than the lobes, and somewhat small oblate fruits that are laterally flattened.

Faramea parvibractea is similar to Faramea corymbosa, Faramea anisocalyx, Faramea larensis, and Faramea berryi, the discussion of their characters under Faramea corymbosa. Faramea parvibractea is also similar to Faramea garciae of northern Venezuela, with more or less persistent, interpetiolar, obtuse to rounded stipules. Faramea parvibractea was formerly circumsribed more broadly to include plants now separated in Faramea stoneana (Taylor & Jardim, 2020), which is found in Central America and western South America and differs in its by its shorter stipules, 1–3 mm long; flattened peduncles each with three to 10 flowers arranged in fascicles or branched cymes; mostly longer calyx limbs 1–2 mm long; and fruits that are markedly laterally flattened.


Seasonal vegetation at 80–200 m in the Orinoco and Negro river basins in southern Venezuela, and perhaps can be expected in adjacent eastern Colombia and northern Brazil.




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