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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/13/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/13/2012)
Species HYDRANGEA OERSTEDI Briq.
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Conserv. & Jard. Bot. Geneve 2 0:407. 1919.
Synonym Cornidia radiata Oerst. in Naturhist. Foren. Kjoeb. Vidensk. Meddel. 42. 1 856, non Hydrangea radiata Walt. Fl. Carol. 251. 1788. Hydrangea durifolia Briq. loc. cit. 406. 1919. Hydrangea Goudotii Briq. loc. cit. 404. 1919. Hydrangea platyphylla Briq. loc. cit. 401. 1919. ?Hydrangea Seemannii Riley, in Kew Bull. Misc. Inf. 207. 1924.
Description Woody climbers or shrubs, pubescence of stellate hairs, sparse to moderate on inflorescence and adjoining stem, occasionally densely pubescent with long curling hairs (Woodson d Schery 5ii); leaves oval, 10-15 cm. long, 4-7 cm. wide, their length 2 to 2'/2 times their width (Central America), usually pubescent as the inflorescence on lower surface, upper surface glabrous, margin remotely denticulate to nearly entire, petiole stout, 1-2 cm. long; inflorescence open and spreading, longest branches 4-10 cm. long; sterile flowers present, pink, fertile flowers maroon; hypanthium 1-1.5 mm. long; calyx-lobes 0.5 mm. long; petals 1-2 mm. long, 1 mm. wide; stamens 8, 2-4.5 mm. long, filaments 1-3.5 mm. long, 2 to 7 times as long as styles; styles 2, rarely 3, 0.3-1 mm. long (during anthesis), slender, acute at apex, stigma inconspicuous; capsule 2 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide at apex, mature styles 2 mm. long.
Habit climbers shrubs
Distribution ? Mexico, Costa Rica to Peru.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: central valley of Rio Chiriqui Viejo, 1800-2000 mi., Allen I400; Bajo Mono and Quebrada Chiquero, 1500 m., Woodson & Schery 5ii. COCLEi: region north of El Valle de Ant6n, 1000 m., Allen 2693, 37I2.
 
 
 
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