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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/28/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 3/28/2013)
Genus Hasseltia H.B.K.
PlaceOfPublication Nov. Gen. Sp. P1. 7: 231, pl. 651, 1825.
Description Shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the stipules soon caducous; blade entire or serrate along the margins, 3-nerved from the base, with 2 glands on the upper side at the base. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, in large, compound, repeatedly 3- to 4-radiate umbels. Flowers small, I , pedicellate; sepals (3)4, valvate, persistent; petals (3)4, valvate, persistent; stamens so, free, inserted on a glandular or eglandular disc, the filaments filiform, the anthers small, subglobose, 2-thecate, basifixed, longitudinally dehiscent; ovary free, superior, 2-(3-)celled by complete union of the 2(3) opposite parietal placentas, the ovules so, the style simple, entire. Fruits baccate, each cell usually 1-seeded; seeds pendulous, the testa coriaceous, the endosperm present; embryo straight; cotyledons foliaceous.
Habit Shrubs or trees
Distribution A neotropical genus of about five to-eight species; three species reported from Panama.
Key a. Leaf blades chartaceous, coarsely and irregularly serrate along the margins --------------- 1. H. floribunda aa. Leaf blades subentire- to entire-margined. b. Leaf blades charteaceous, the margins subentire; sepals ca 4 mm long; ovary puberulous ................... 2. H. cf. guatemalensis bb. Leaf blades coriaceous, the margins entire and slightly recurved; sepals to 3 mm long; ovary glabrous.......... 3. H. rigida
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