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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/15/2013)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/15/2013)
Species Jaltomata procumbens (Cav.) J. L. Gentry
PlaceOfPublication Phytologia 26: 123. 1973.
Synonym Atropa procumbens Cav., Ic. Descr. P1. 53, tab. 72. 1791. TYPE: (not seen). Saracha procumbens (Cav.) R. & P., Fl. Peru. Prodr. 2: 43, tab. 180b. 1794. Bellinia procumbens (Cav.) R. & S. in L. Syst. Veg. 4: 56, Introd.; 687. 1819. Saracha nitida Bitt., Fedde Repert. 19: 265. 1924. TYPE: Venezuela, Fendler 1007 (MO, NY).
Description Herb to 2 m tall; stems fistulose, green, glabrate to viscid pubescent with straight hairs which dry white. Leaves ovate, entire or sparingly sinuate-dentate, apically acuminate, basally obtuse or narrowed, above glabrate, beneath sparingly pubescent along the veins, the petioles to ca. 5 cm long, often winged by the narrowed leaf base; minor leaves often present and as large as the majors. In- florescence an umbel on a slender, puberulent, unbranched peduncle, to 4 cm long, pedicels filiform, 1 cm long, to 3 cm long in fruit. Flowers mostly de- fleeted, calyx 2-3 mm long, lobed about halfway down, accrescent and becoming 1 cm long in fruit, with a conspicuous midvein, spreading and not enveloping the fruit; corolla yellow to greenish white, often with some greenish dots, 10-15 mm across, lobed about halfway, the lobes deltoid or obtuse; anthers ellipsoid, ca. 2 mm long; style expanded-capitate. Fruit a black mucilagineous berry, 8-10 mm across. Seeds many, compressed lenticular, ca. 1 mm long. Chromosomes n = 12.
Habit Herb
Distribution This species is found from Mexico to the Andes,
Note In Panama it is common in the Chiriqui mountains in cafetales and at the edges of fields.
Common Uchuba negra yerba-mora
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Robalo Trail, N slope of Cerro Horqueta, 6-7,000 ft, Allen 4916 (MO). CHIRIQUI: In cafetal, Los Naranjos, D'Arcy 4270 (MO). Stream bank, Nueva Suisa, Volcan District, 5,700 ft, D'Arcy 5309 (ADW, MPU). On dead log above Nueva Suisa, Volcan Dis- trict, 6,000 ft, D'Arcy 5317 (MO). In cafetal just above Boquete, D'Arcy & D'Arcy 6472 (MO). Clearing in rain forest, Bajo Corro, Boquete District, 6,000 ft, Davidson 415 (MO, US). Cerro Horqueta, Dwyer 6961A (MO). COCLE]: Disturbed forest edges, hills NE of El Valle de Anton, 2,000 ft, Lewis et al. 1702 (MO). Between Las Margaritas and El Valle, Woodson et al. 1287 (MO).
 
 
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