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Calyptrocarya glomerulata(Brongn.) Urb.

(Brongn.) Urban, Symb. Ant. 2:169.1900

Small perennial, to ca 60 cm tall. Leaves linear, longer thanculms, 2-9 mm wide, 3-veined, prominently folded along midrib,glabrous but with minutely scabrid mar­gins. Spikelets minute,in small globular heads less than 4 mm diam on rays of compound orsimple axillary corymbs; rays to ca 1.5 cm long; pistillatespikelets termi­nal, minutely puberulent, bearing 1 flower;style bifid; staminate spikelets lateral, bearing 1-4 flowers;stamen 1. Achenes ovoid, weakly compressed, apiculate, whitish,puberulent, ca 1.3 mm long. Croat 15249.

Uncommon; known from a few areas along trails inthe forest, collected from Zetek and Balboa trails. Seen fertileApril through July.

Mexico to Brazil. In Panama, known from tropical moist forest inthe Canal Zone, Bocas del Toro, and Panama, from premontane moistforest in Panamd, from premontane wet forest in Panama (Cerro Jefe)and Colon, and from tropical wet forest in Colon.

Calyptrocarya  glomerulata
Calyptrocarya glomerulata
Enrique Moreno, David Roubik
Calyptrocarya  glomerulata
Calyptrocarya glomerulata flower
Carmen Galdames
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