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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 9/4/2013)
Genus Deppea Schlecht. & Cham.
PlaceOfPublication Linnaea 5: 167. 1830.
Note TYPE: D. erythrorhiza Cham. & Schlecht.
Synonym Choristes Benth., PI. Hartw. 63. 1840. TYPE: C. obtusifolia Benth.
Description Shrubs. Leaves membranous, petiolate; stipules minute. Inflorescences ter- minal or axillary, the flowers rarely solitary, disposed in cymes or umbels, ebrac- teolate. Flowers pedicellate; calyx 4-lobed, the lobes persistent; corolla rotate, the tube often shorter than the lobes, glabrous within, the lobes 4, contorted; stamens 4, exserted, the filaments short, attached near the corolla mouth; style slender, the stigmas capitate or the 2 lobes evident, the ovary 2-celled, the ovules numerous, imbricate, the placentas peltately adnate to the septum. Fruits cap- sular, small, turbinate or obovoid, scarious to coriaceous, costate, loculicidally dehiscent from the apex; seeds numerous, subglobose, minute, obtusely angular, the testa hard, granulate.
Habit Shrubs
Distribution ranges from Mexico to Venezuela.
Note The genus includes about 20 species.
Key a. Flowers with hypanthium sparsely villose; fruits turbinate, 0.4-0.5 cm long, 8-costate; high mountain species, 1500-4500 m ...... 1. D. grandifolia aa. Flowers with hypanthium glabrous; fruits rotund, to 0.2 cm long, 12-costate; low elevation species ...... 2. D. panamensis
 
 
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