Comprehensive Description

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Exostema floribundum (Sw.) R. & S. Syst. Veg. 5: 19. 1819
Cinchona floribunda Sw. Prodr. 41. 1788.
Cinchona montana Badier, Obs. Phys. 34: 129. 1789.
Cinchona luciana Vitm. Summa PI. Suppl. 1: 264. 1802.
Tree, the branchlets stout, brownish, glabrous, the internodes short; stipules sheathing, 9 mm. long or shorter, thin, brown, the lobes obtuse or acute; petioles stout, 5-12 mm. long, glabrous; leaf-blades elliptic, elliptic-oblong, oval, or oval-oblong, 11-22 cm. long, 4.5-11.5 cm. wide, obtuse or acutish at the base, abruptly short-acuminate at the apex, with an obtuse acumen, chartaceous, bright-green, lustrous above, glabrous, the venation impressed, glabrous beneath or pilose in the axils of the lateral veins, these prominent, 7-12 on each side, arcuate, the margin usually plane; inflorescence terminal, cymose-corymbose, 7-15 cm. broad, manyflowered, the pedicels stout, 3-12 mm. long; hypanthium ellipsoid, 6-7 mm. long, glabrous; calyx-lobes 5, triangular-subulate, 1-2 mm. long; corolla pale-red, the tube 2-3 cm. long, 1.5 mm. thick, the 5 lobes linear, obtuse, about as long as the tube; stamens exserted, the anthers 10-12 mm. long; capsule cylindric, 1.2-2 cm. long, dark-brown, obscurely costate.
Type locality: St. Lucia.
DISTRIBUTION: Lesser Antilles; perhaps also in Hispaniola.
bibliographic citation
Paul Carpenter Standley. 1921. RUBIALES; RUBIACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 32(2). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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