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Rondeletia hirsuta Sw. Prodr. 41. 1788
Rondelelia hirta DC. Prodr. 4: 407. 1830. Not R. hirla Sw. 1788.
Rondeletia hirta Aitonii DC. Prodr. 4: 408. 1830.
Bouvardia hirsuta A. Rich. Mem. Soc Hist. Nat. Paris 5: 272. 1834.
Shrub, 1-3 meters high, the branches stout, terete or subangulate, yellowish, densely whitishor fulvous-pilose when young; stipules deltoid, 4-10 mm. long, cuspidate, rigid, erect, densely appressed-pilose ; leaves opposite, the petioles stout, 3-8 mm. long, densely pilose, the blades elliptic, oval, or ovate-oval, 6.5-10 cm. long, 2.8-5.5 cm. wide, coriaceous, darkgreen and lustrous on the upper surface, short-pilose or finally glabrate, often rugulose, the venation impressed, beneath paler, densely or sparsely pilosulous, the venation prominent, the lateral veins 6-8 on each side, arcuate, ascending at an angle of 50° or more, the margins recurved; inflorescence axillary, cymose-paniculate, rather few-flowered, the pedicels slender or stout, 1.5-5 cm. long, densely pilose, the cymes loose, the flowers short-pedicellate; bracts often foliaceous, the bractlets lance-subulate, 2-5 mm. long; hypanthium densely short-pilose; calyx-lobes 5. linear-attenuate, 2.5-5 mm. long, appressed-pilose, erect or spreading; corolla yellowish, densely pilose outside, the tube cylindric, 6-8 mm. long, the 4 lobes rounded, about one third as long as the tube, spreading, glabrate within; anthers included, 1.5 mm. long; capsule globose, 5-6 mm. in diameter, densely pilose; seeds flat, 1.5-2.5 mm. long, brownishyellow, reticulate, winged, the wing irregularly dentate.
Type locality: Mountains near Bath, Jamaica. Distribution: Jamaica.
- bibliographic citation
- Paul Carpenter Standley. 1918. RUBIALES; RUBIACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 32(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
Rondeletia hirsuta: Brief Summary
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Rondeletia hirsuta is a species of plant in the family Rubiaceae. It is endemic to Jamaica. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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