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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/7/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/7/2013)
Genus Jubelina Juss.
PlaceOfPublication Icon. Sel. 3: 19. tab. 32. 1837.
Note TYPE: Jubelina riparia Juss.
Synonym Diplopterys Juss. sect. Eujubelina Niedenzu, Arbeiten Bot. Inst. Konigl. Lyceums Hosianum Brauns- berg 4: 17. 1912. TYPE: Diplopterys riparia (Juss.) Niedenzu = Jubelina riparia Juss.
Description Lianas; stems twining. Leaves opposite, mostly subcoriaceous; stipules small, interpetiolar. Inflorescences cymose-paniculate; peduncles bracteolate; pedicels well developed. Flowers with 5 sepals, the 4 lateral sepals each bearing a large gland at the base; petals clawed, the limb elliptic to obovate, the margins glan- dular, the posterior petal smaller; stamens 10, fertile, slightly unequal, the fila- ments flattened, glabrous, united at the base, the anthers subequal, longitudinally dehiscent, glabrous, the connective narrow; ovary globular, 3-carpellate, 3-loc- ular, conspicuously sulcate, the styles 3, thick, truncate at the apex, the dorsal angle obtusely apiculate. Fruit a schizocarp of 3 samaras on a pyramidal torus, each samara with a rather short dorsal wing and at each side with 2 much longer lateral wings, the seminiferous area inflated, tuberculate between the lateral wings, trilocular, the median cavity monospermous, the lateral loculi empty; seed subovoid or pyriform, the cotyledons straight.
Habit Lianas
Note Jubelina is a genus of 5 species mainly from South America. Only J. wilburi occurs in Central America. The genus was maintained as Diplopterys section Eujubelina by Niedenzu. It was restored as an independent genus by Cuatrecasas (1958), Hutchinson (1967), and Anderson (1976).
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