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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/10/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/10/2013)
Genus Peltastes Woodson
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 19: 375. 1932.
Description Lianas, lacticiferous. Leaves opposite, non-glandular, pinnately-nerved, pel- tate; petioles weakly perfoliate, glandular in the axils. Inflorescences aggregate- dichasial, axillary and opposite, or rarely terminal or subterminal, few- to several- flowered. Flowers mostly large and showy; bracteolate; calyx 5-lobed, the lobes equal or unequal, bearing many squamellae within; corolla infundibuliform, with- out appendages, the limb 5-lobed, dextrorsely convolute; stamens 5, the anthers connivent and agglutinated to the stigma, with an enlarged connective, charac- terized by a curved ridge; gynoecium 2-carpellate, apocarpous, the ovary superior, the ovules many, the nectaries 5, separate, the style 1, the stigma capitate-fusi- form. Fruit apocarpous, of 2 terete follicles; seeds many, dry, rostrate, comose apically.
Habit Lianas
Distribution A genus of about six species found in northern South America; one species in Panama and Costa Rica.
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