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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 637. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/24/2013)
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Project Data     (Last Modified On 11/24/2013)
Changes: Description change, Distribution change, Taxonomy change


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Volkameria L.

Arbustos o bejucos. Hojas simples with entire margins, opuestas o verticiladas. Inflorescencias cimosas, axilares sometimes restricted to distal axils, pedunculadas, brácteas generalmente foliáceas, flores blancas, or sometimes pink or purple; cáliz campanulado, 5-dentado o; corola hipocrateriforme recta o curvada, 5-lobada; estambres 4, didínamos, exertos. Fruto drupáceo, globoso to obovoid, separating tino 4 or 2 corky 1 or 2-seeded pyrenes ; cáliz fructífero cupuliforme y subtending fruit.

Género pantropical con 25-30 especies (but apparently only 1 dpecies in Asia); 2 species in Nicaragua. Treated as a synonym of Clerodendrum in the published Flora de Nicaragua. Revised Nov 2013.

R.M. Rueda. Clerodendrum in Mesoamérica. M.S. Thesis, University of Missouri, St. Louis. 1989; Y.-W. Yuan, D. J. Mabberley, D. A. Steane y R. G. Olmstead. Further disintegration and redefinition of Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae): Implications for the understanding of the evolution of an intriguing breeding strategy. Taxon 59: 125--133. 2010.


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1. Las hojas más grandes de más de 4.5 cm de largo, apices acuminate; cicatriz foliar elevada pero no subespinescente ... V. ligustrina

1. Las hojas más grandes de menos de 4.5 cm de largo, apices rounde to obtuse; cicatriz foliar subespinescente ... V. pittieri

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