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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)
Genus Iseia O'Donell
PlaceOfPublication Bol. Soc. Argent. Bot. 5: 77. 1953.
Note TYPE: I. luxurians (Moric.) O'Donell.
Description Vines with many branches, rooting at the nodes, the branches pubescent. Leaves petiolate, elliptic, oblong to lanceolate, basally cuneate to rounded, api- cally obtuse to acute, mucronate, pubescent to glabrescent. Flowers in 2-10- flowered cymes, occasionally solitary; sepals equal to subequal, the external ones elliptic to suborbicular, pubescent to glabrate, the internal ones glabrous or pubescent on a median line, ciliate; corolla funnelform, white, the interplicae with dense ferrugineous indument; stamens of 2 lengths, the filaments basally glandular-pubescent, the pollen 3-colpate; ovary ovoid, bilocular, 4-ovulate, basally glabrous, apically pubescent, the style filiform, the stigma bi-globose. Fruits indehiscent, subglobose, blackish, glabrous or the upper part pubescent, the mesocarp spongy, the endocarp crustaceous, woody, bilocular; seeds 4, dark, glabrous to winged with small marginal trichomes.
Habit Vines
Distribution This monotypic American genus occurs from Honduras south to the northern part of Argentina.
Note According to O'Donell the species is most common along river and stream margins; he attributes this to dispersal of the fruits by water, saying that they float for more than two months.
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