Flora of Barro Colorado Island

Adenaria floribunda

H.B.K., Nov. Gen. & Sp. 6:188.1824

Fruta de pavo

Shrub, to 2.5 m tall; stems pubescent and glandular, the younger ones often tetragonal and        purplish-red. Petioles short, ca 5 mm long; blades lanceolate, acuminate, acute to obtuse at base, mostly 5-13 cm long and 2-5 cm wide, sparsely glandular on both sides (drying as black dots), glabrous to inconspicuously but densely puberulent above, puberulent below, the trichomes larger below and chiefly on veins. Flowers 4- or 5-parted, many, tristylous, in axillary short-pedunculate clusters; peduncles 1-7 mm long; pedicels 5-7 mm long; hypanthium campanulate, 2-4 mm long; calyx lobes deltoid; petals obovate, white, to ca 2.5 mm long in the short- and long-styled flowers, to 4 mm long in the intermediate-styled flowers; stamens 8 or 10, the short-styled flowers with the stamens       3-4.5 mm long, the style to 1 mm long, the intermediate­-styled flowers with stamens 4.5-5.5 mm long, the style to 1.5 mm long, the long-styled flowers with stamens to 3 mm long, the style to 3 mm long; ovary ovoid, short-­stipitate; ovary and style pubescent; outside of hypan­thium, calyx, petals, ovary, and style with orange glands (drying black). Fruits thin-walled, indehiscent capsules, ovoid or globose, bearing the persistent style, becoming red at apex, ca 4-5 mm long; seeds many, clustered in a globular mass, ca 1 mm long, broadest at apex, tapered to narrow base. Croat 8325, 14942.

Occasional, in clearings. Flowers from March to No­vember. The fruits probably mature within 3 or 4 months. Mexico to Argentina. In Panama, known from tropical moist forest in the Canal Zone, Colón, Panama, and Darién and from premontane moist forest in the Canal Zone and Panama.

Photos from STRI Digital Archive

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  • Adenaria floribunda flower
  • Adenaria floribunda flower
  • Adenaria floribunda flower
  • Adenaria floribunda flower