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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/4/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 9/4/2013)
Genus Faramea Aubl.
PlaceOfPublication Hist. P1. Guiane 1: 102. 1775.
Note TYPE: F. corymbosa Aubl.
Description Trees or shrubs. Leaves often coriaceous; stipules usually entire, free or con- nate, usually awned, the base usually ovate triangular. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, often disposed as loose decussate panicles or umbellate cymes, ulti- mately cymose; bracts present or absent, occasionally with 2 large bracts at the base of the inflorescence; pedicels often stout, stiff. Flowers 4(-5)-merous, ca- lycine cup truncate, teeth present or absent; corolla tubular or salverform, the lobes usually 4, valvate in bud, usually wider than the tube; pollen dimorphic; stigmas disposed as 2 filamentous or clavate lobes, ovary 2-celled, becoming 1-locular with the ovules collateral or connate at the apex of the incomplete septum. Fruits drupaceous, depressed oval to rotund, 1-seeded by fusion of the ovules; seed horizontal, usually with a deep ventral groove.
Habit Trees or shrubs
Distribution well distributed in Central America and tropical South America. It also occurs in the West Indies.
Note There are about 125 species in the genus.
Key a. Leaves conspicuously callose marginate. b. Leaves oval (rarely a few oblong oval), 4-9 cm long, acuminate, the acumen less than 0.9 cm long ...... 10. F. ovalis bb.' Leaves oblong or obovate oblong, 10-15 cm long, cuspidate, the acumen 1-1.5 cm long ...... 8. F. luteovirens aa. Leaves not callose marginate. c. Leaves with 2 submarginal veins. d. Leaves 3-7 cm long; flowers ca. 4 per inflorescence ...... 17. F. woodsonii dd. Leaves 7-30 cm long; flowers many per inflorescence. e. Leaves not glaucescent or pruinose beneath; calycine teeth obsolete. f. Leaves oblong, ovate oblong or elliptic, 4-7(-10.5) cm wide; calycine cup minute; corolla white, blue or deep purple ...... 14. F. suerrensis ff. Leaves narrowly elliptic, to 3.5 cm wide; calycine cup ca. 2 mm long; corolla bluish white ...... 13. F. scalaris ee. Leaves glaucescent or pruinose beneath; calycine teeth to 1 mm long ......3. F. bullata cc. Leaves with 1 distinct submarginal vein or lacking a submarginal vein. g. Leaves bullate ...... 1. F. papulata gg. Leaves not bullate. h. Leaves with lateral veins 6-9; inflorescence racemose ...... 2. F. bocataurensis hh. Leaves with lateral veins 10-20; inflorescence not racemose. i. Stipules 2.5-3 cm long; leaves with lateral veins ca. 20. j. Stipules free; inflorescence an ovate, blunt head ...... 4. F . caput-anguis jj. Stipules connate; inflorescence spreading. k. Calycine teeth absent; calycine cup ca. 0.6 mm long  ...... 16. F . terreyeae kk. Caylcine teeth ca. 0.5 mm long; calycine cup ca. 1.5 mm long ...... 6. F. jefensis ii. Stipules 0.3-2 cm long; leaves with lateral veins 10-19. 1. Leaves oval or suboval ...... 10. F. ovalis 11. Leaves not oval but elliptic or oblong. m. Leaves with lateral veins 14-17. n. Calycine cup ca. 0.3 cm long; corolla tube ca. 15 mm long; anthers ca. 4 mm long; stipules ca. 0.4 cm long ...... 1. F. altipetens nn. Calycine cup 1-1.2 cm long; corolla tube 25-30 mm long; anthers ca. 8 mm long; stipules 1-1.5 cm long ...... 12. F. pauciflora mm. Leaves with lateral veins 8-13. O. Corolla tube ca. 6.5 mm long; leaves drying emerald green ...... 7. F. liesneri oo. Corolla tube 7-17 mm long; leaves not drying emerald green. p. Anthers ca. 8 mm long ...... 9. F. occidentalis pp. Anthers to 4 mm long. q. Corolla tube 12-17 mm ...... 15. F. talamancarum qq. Corolla tube 7-11.5 mm long. r. Inflorescences ca. 4-flowered; leaves 3-7 cm long ...... 17. F. woodsonii rr. Inflorescences many-flowered; leaves 5-16 cm long ...... 5. F. eurycarpa
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