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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)
Species Turbina corymbosa (L.) Raf.
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Tellur. 11: 81. 1836.
Synonym Convolvulus corymbosa L., Syst. Nat., ed. 10. 923. 1759. TYPE: Based on Plumier, P1. Amer. 78. t. 89. f. 2. Rivea corymbosa (L.) Hall. f., Bot. Jahrb. (Syst.) 18: 157. 1893. Convolvulus sidaefolia H.B.K., Nov. Gen. Sp. P1. 3: 99. 1818. sYNTYPES: Canary Islands; Venezuela, Humboldt & Bonpland (not seen). Ipomoea sidaefolia (H.B.K.) Choisy, Me'm. Soc. Phys. Geneve 6: 459. 1833.
Description Lianas; stems herbaceous at the tips, woody at the base, glabrous to glabrate. Leaves cordate-ovate, 4-10 cm long, apically acute to shortly acuminate, glabrous or rarely pubescent. Flowers in axillary or terminal thryses; sepals oblong, 8-12 mm long, glabrous; corollas white with a dark brown to purplish area in the lower part of the tube, 2.5-3 cm long. Fruits indehiscent, ovoid-oblong, 1-1.5 cm long; seeds one, rarely two, per fruit, pubescent with short trichomes.
Habit Lianas
Note This species flowers in February and March.
Distribution occurs from Mexico to Pan- ama, in the West Indies, southern Florida and South America. It is introduced into the Philippines.
Note The white flowers with a brown or brown-purple base inside the tube and the small, one-seeded fruits make the species distinctive.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Talamanca Valley, Carleton 119 (US). CANAL ZONE: Empire to Man- dinga, Piper 5459, 5517 (both US). DARIE1N: Hydro Camp on Rio Morti, Duke 15410 (MO). PANAMA: Cerro Campana on road to Su Lin, Kennedy et al. 2026 (MO). Between Savanas and Rio Yguana, Macbride 2641 (F, US).
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