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Ischnosiphon leucophaeus ramosus L. Andersson

(Poepp. & Endl.) Koern., Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou35 (1):91.1862

Caulescent herb, l-2 m tall. Leaves chieflybasal; petioles to 65 cm long; blades broadly oval, gradually toabruptly acuminate, 15-33 cm long, 12-20 cm wide, glabrous,pruinose on underside. Spikes usually in clusters of 2-6, sessile,narrowly cylindrical, 10-15 cm long, to 1 cm broad; bracts oblong,narrow and 2.5-3 cm high, some­what pruinose; flowers white,3-4 cm long. Fruits not studied. Croat 4360.

Uncommon, in the forest. Flowering and fruiting throughout therainy season (May to December). Recognized by its very narrow,cylindrical spikes. Panama to Brazil. In Panama, known fromtropical moist forest in the Canal Zone, Bocas del Toro, San Blas,Panama, and Darien and from tropical dry forest in Panama (TabogaIsland).

Ischnosiphon  leucophaeus  ramosus
Ischnosiphon leucophaeus
Enrique Moreno, David Roubik
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