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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/22/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/22/2013)
Species Anthopteropsis A.C. Smith
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 28: 441. 1941.
Note TYPE: A. insignis A.C. Smith.
Description Epiphytic shrubs. Leaves short petiolate, subcoriaceous, plinerved, entire. Inflorescences terminal or rarely axillary, racemose, with the 5-12 flowers borne on medially bibracteolate pedicels subtended by a minute papery bract and articulated with the hypanthium. Flowers with the hypanthium fleshy, subglo- bose, conspicuously and broadly 5-winged to the sinuses, calyx limb erect, the lobes 5, inconspicuous, toothlike and minutely apiculate; corolla tube fleshy, cylindric, inconspicuously 5-angled, the lobes small, deltoid; stamens 10, equal, about half as long as the corolla, the filaments distinct, membranaceous, the an- thers inserted dorsally near the base, the thecae slightly to coarsely granular, ba- sally short appendaged, the connectives alternately medially and dorsally spurred, the tubules flexible, dehiscent over their entire length by elongate clefts; style filiform, equalling or slightly exceeding the corolla tube, the ovary inferior, 5- loculate, crowned with an annular disc. Fruit a berry.
Habit shrubs
Note Anthopteropsis is a monotypic genus endemic to central Panama. It is allied to Macleania and especially to Psammisia. Its alternately and inconspicuously spurred anthers are similar to those of some South American species of Psam- misia. Additional collections and further study might suggest its inclusion in Psammisia.
Distribution endemic to central Panama
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