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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2013)
Species Pouteria fossicola Cronquist
PlaceOfPublication Lloydia 9: 289, 1946.
Description Tree 10 m high. Leaves ? clustered toward the branch tips; petioles 1.2-4 cm long; blades obovate, often acuminate, 8-30 cm long, 4-13 cm broad, finely white-strigulose on the main veins beneath, sometimes also with a {ew similar hairs scattered over the lower and occasionally the upper surface, the primary laterals 12-20 pair, the secondary laterals regularly disposed, mostly perpendicular to the primary laterals, decidedly more conspicuous than the fine reticulum. Flow- ers clustered at defoliated nodes; pedicels ca 5 mm long; sepals ca 8, broad, densely appressed-grayish-sericeous dorsally except for thin glabrous margins, rounded or scarcely emarginate, spirally arranged, increasing the size centripetally, the largest ca 6 mm long; other flower parts unknown. Fruit ohovoid, fleshy, 8.5 cm long, 4.5 cm broad, yellowN -green, the surface irregularly wrinkled (at least in herbarium specimens) and also mealy-roughened; seed 1, obovoid. not compressed, 7 cm long, 3.5 cm broad, the scar obovate, basally acuminate. 3 cm broad, extend- ing the length of the seed, the seed-coat firm, shiny, yellowish-tan.
Habit Tree
Distribution Known only from the type locality.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Barro Colorado I, Bangham 583 (A, F), Salthoza 999 (holotype A), Zetek 3870 (F).
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