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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/3/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/3/2013)
Species Cordia dwyeri Nowicke
PlaceOfPublication Phytologia (in press).-Fig. 10.
Description Shrubs, to 3.5 m, the stems densely pubescent, the hairs simple, brown. Leaves ovate, sometimes + obovate, acuminate, revolute, the bases ? rounded, to 31 cm long and 13 cm wide, sparsely pubescent above, densely pubescent be- neath, coriaceous and conspicuously bullate; petioles 1-2 cm long, stout, pubescent. Inflorescences cymose, paniculate, densely flowered, the branches pubescent. Flow- ers perfect (?), ? sessile; calyx cupulate, densely strigose, the tube ca 4-5 mm long, 3-4-lobed, the lobes deltoid and ca 1.5-2 mm long; corolla salverform, color unknown, the tube 4-5 mm long, 5-lobed, the lobes oblong, 2.5-3 mm long and 2-2.5 mm wide; stamens 5, exserted, the filaments ca 7-8 mm long, pubescent basally, the anthers ca 1.5 mm long; ovary ovoid, the style ca 1.2 mm long, the stigmas clavate. Fruit unknown.
Habit Shrubs
Distribution Apparently only from Panama.
Native Panama
Specimen COLON: Santa Rita Ridge, 19 km from Transisthmian Hwy, Dwyer 8857 (holotype MO; isotypes F, GH). The bullate condition of the leaves readily separates C. dwyeri from all other Panamanian species of Cordia.
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