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Lacistema recurvum Schnizl.

Schnizlein A C F H C (1857) in Flora Brasiliensis, Enumeratio plantarum in Brasilia hactenus detectarum quas suis aloirumque botanicis studiis descriptas et methodo naturali digestas partim icone illustratas, Monachii et Lipsiae (Munich & Leipzig), Vol. 4(1): column 283, table 81, figure 4


Types

Holotype: Sello 776 cited as 786 at F ex B

Isotypes: Sello 776 cited as 786 at BM, BR, K (Isotype?), K (Isotype?), P

Syntypes: None specified

Protologue

Foliis ovato-ellipticis, apice producto recurvato, basi rotundato-angustata, utrinque glabra, superne nitida; fructibus subglobosis, pedunculatis, glabris

Ramuli erectiusculi stricti, internodiis vix pollicaribus, cortice laeviusculo, fusco, cinerascente, longitudinaliter sulcato, foliis 8-10 obsiti; gemma terminalis acuta;
Folia disticha patentia, petiolus brevis (2-4"' longus), lamina elliptico-ovata, apice subito contracto, recurvo, margine inferne integerrimo partis superioris remote dentato, dentibus brevibus apicem versum incumbentibus, in utraque pagina glabra, 4-5" longa, 1 1/2" lata; costatio conspicua excurrens, costae laterales 4 ad 5, secundariae creberrimae, angulo fere recto prodeuntes et anastomosantes;
Stipulae deciduae basi in altero stipitis latere adscendentes;
Inflorescentia ex foliata ramuli parte procreata, spiculis circiter 8-12 glomeratis constituta;
Spiculae breviusculae, 3-6"' longae, stictae, praeterea leviter concavae, obtusae;
Sepala 6 late lanceolata, prominula; Discus obtuse trilobus, planiusculus;
Stamen filamento lineari, connectivi cruribus erectiusculis, antheris globulosis;
Pistilla rarissime inveniuntur et tunc in inferiore spiculae parte;
Fructus subglobosus, pedunculatus, 1 ad 3 usque ex quavis inflorescentia;
Semen desideratur.

Original document, table 81, figure 4

Distribution

Brazil, Peru, British Guyana, Surinam


Habitat

Lowland forest

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