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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/23/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/23/2013)
Genus Didonica Luteyn & Wilbur
PlaceOfPublication Brittonia 29: 255. 1977.
Note TYPE: D. pendula Luteyn & Wilbur.
Description Epiphytic shrub. Leaves alternate, estipulate, coriaceous, entire, plinerved. Inflorescence of solitary, axillary, pendulous flowers; pedicels 4-6 times as long as the flower and continuous with it; bracts and bracteoles glandular fim- briate. Flowers with the hypanthium glabrous, terete; calyx lobes 5, erect; corolla campanulate cylindric, 5-6-parted; stamens 10-12, the filaments distinct, ciliate, narrowing to a connective which extends to the base of the tubules, the anthers finely granular, the tubules slightly shorter than the thecae, somewhat spreading, dehiscing by oval, latrorse clefts; style glabrous, the stigma peltate, the ovary inferior. Fruit unknown.
Habit shrub
Note Didonica is a monotypic, Panamanian endemic characterized by solitary, pendent flowers on an elongate pedicel continuous with the calyx and by anthers dehiscing by oval, latrorse clefts which do not extend to the apex of the tubule.
Distribution Panamanian endemic
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