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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/13/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/13/2013)
Species Vitex masoniana Pittier
PlaceOfPublication Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 18: 170. 1916.-FIG. 14.
Description Tree, to 50 m tall, the trunk to 95 cm d.b.h.; branchlets stout and acutely tetragonal, mostly sulcate between the angles, densely furfuraceous-puberulent or short-pubescent with brownish hairs, somewhat lenticellate, glabrescent; twigs more densely brown-furfuraceous, often compressed. Leaves 3-5-foliolate, fully expanded at time of anthesis; leaflets subequal or the lowermost somewhat smaller, subcoriaceous, the central leaflet elliptic, 4.3-24.5 cm long and 1.8-10.3 cm wide, entire, apically acute or obtuse, often subrevolute along the margins, basally acute, light-green on both surfaces, glabrous and often subbullate-rugose above, densely short-pubescent beneath, the lateral leaflets similar but usually smaller, the vein reticulation usually impressed above and sharply prominent beneath, petioles 2-8.5 cm long, densely brown-furfuraceous; stout furfuraceous, margined petiolules 1-9 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, paniculate, 6.5-18.5 cm
Habit Tree
Description long and 3.5-6.5 cm wide, of 2-5 opposite pairs of long-stipitate, many-flowered cymes and a terminal cyme, furfuraceous-puberulent with brownish hairs through- out; peduncles 3.5-5.5 cm long, flattened; pedicels ca. 1 mm long or obsolete; foliaceous bracts often present, 3-foliolate, stipitate, to 3.5 cm long and 3 cm wide, the segments resembling ordinary leaflets but smaller; bractlets linear or oblong, 2-6 mm long; prophylls linear, 1-2 mm long; corolla blue to lavender or pale- purple, the central lobe of the lower lip usually purple, yellow in the throat, the other lobes lavender to even white; filaments white; anthers black. Flowers with the calyx campanulate, ca. 3 mm long, densely ochraceous-puberulent or fur- furaceous, resinous-glandular, very distinctly 5-lobed, the lobes narrowly lanceo- late, ca. 1 mm long, erect or recurved-spreading. Fruit globose, brown, 1.3-1.5 cm long and wide, densely brown-furfuraceous or puberulent; fruiting-calyx patelliform, irregularly split, to 1 cm wide, densely brown-puberulent.
Distribution In forests and along roadsides, widely distributed but usually not numerous, Panama and Colombia.
Specimen DARIEN: Trail between Pinogana and Yavisa, 15 m, Allen 265 (MO, NY, US). Infrequent, near Yavisa, 100 ft, Rio Chico, Allen 4588 (MO, NY, S, US). Santa Fe, Duke 8387 (LL, US). Between Rio Punusa and Rio Pucro, Duke 14639 (AAU, MO). Trail to Rio Pirre, near El Real, Rio Tuira, Stern et al. 299 (BM, MO). Near Campamento Buena Vista, Rio Chucunaqua above the Rio Tuquesa, Stern et al. 903 (BM, MO). Near Campamento Buena Vista, Rio Chucunaqua above the confluence with Rio Tuquesa near Quebrada Felix, Stern et al. 958 (BM, MO). Without locality, Duke 13116 (AAU). PANAMA: Between Cafiasas and Sabalo, Duke 14489 (MO); Klugge 44 (F, K, MOLDENKE, NY, PH, US, YU). Forests of the upper Mamoni River, 150-400 m, Pittier 4489 (BM, GH, NY, PH, US).
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