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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/19/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/19/2013)
Genus Borojoa Cuatrecasas
PlaceOfPublication Serie Bot. Aplicada, Serv. Divulg., Secr. Agric. y Ganad. (Cali, Colombia) 2(5): 474. Aug. 1949. (Preprint of Rev. Acad. Colombia Ci. 7: 474. 1950.)
Note TYPE: B. patinoi Cuatrecasas.
Description Small dioecious trees. Leaves large, usually somewhat coriaceous, petiolate; stipules partly connate basally, interstipular, often persistent. Inflorescences ter- minal, pistillate flowers 6-8-merous; male flowers sessile, crowded, disposed in a terminal head; pistillate flowers usually terminal, solitary. Staminate flowers 4- 5-merous; corolla hippocrateriform or funnelform, pubescent outside and within, the lobes contorted in bud; anthers 5, linear, dorsifixed; ovary 6-8-celled, the carpels united along their margins, the ovules numerous, the stigmas 6-8. Fruits baccate, large, rotund, the pericarp wall very thick; seeds embedded in a slimy pulp, disposed in rows, horizontally attached.
Habit trees
Distribution Borojoa is known from Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. It is a genus of about 8 species.
Reference Cuatrecasas, J. 1950. Borojoa, Nuevo Gen. Rubiaceae. Aug. 1949; Revista Acad. Colomb. Ci. Exact. 7: 474-477. Patifio, U. M. 1950. Noticia sobre el Borojo, una nueva especie frutal de la costa Colombiana del Pacifico. Revista Acad. Colomb. Ci. Exact. 7: 478-489.
Key a. Lateral veins of leaves 6-12. b. Lateral veins of leaves 10-12; fruits to 6.5 cm in diam. ...... 1. B. atlantica bb. Lateral veins of leaves ca. 7; fruits to 4.5 cm in diam. ...... 2. B. panamensis aa. Lateral veins of leaves 13-20 ...... 3. B. patinoi
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