Flora of Barro Colorado Island

Anaxagorea panamensis

Standl., J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 15:101. 1925

Shrub, to 3 m tall; parts puberulent when young, glabrous in age. Petioles 5-9 mm long; blades          oblong-elliptic to lanceolate-oblong, acuminate, acute to obtuse at base, 10-16 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide. Flowers pale yellow, solitary in axils; pedicels 1.5-2.5 cm long, with a minute bracteole near apex; sepals 3, ovate, ca 8 mm long; petals valvate, the outer 3 narrowly oblong, ca 2 cm long, the inner 3 ovate, ca 1 cm long. Monocarps obliquely club-­shaped, 3-4 cm long, apiculate at apex; seeds 2 per carpel, ± elliptic, flat, shiny, orange, forcibly expelled by con­traction of walls of monocarp (fide R. Foster). Croat 11158, 12569.

Rare; known from a single area in the old forest north of Zetek Trail 600. Flowers in July and January. Mature fruits were seen from November to January.

Known only from Panama, from tropical moist forest in the Canal Zone (on and adjacent to BCI) and Panama. See Figs. 232 and 233.

Photos from STRI Digital Archive

  • Anaxagorea panamensis flower-bud plant
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  • Anaxagorea panamensis immature-Infructescences
  • Anaxagorea panamensis immature-fruit plant
  • Anaxagorea panamensis leaf
  • Anaxagorea panamensis seed-dry
  • Anaxagorea panamensis leaf base
  • Anaxagorea panamensis leaf
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  • Anaxagorea panamensis Fruit