Comprehensive Description

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Guettarda inaequipes Urban, vSymb. Ant. 7: 405. 1912
A shrub or small tree, the branches slender, terete, grayish-brown, sparsely lenticellate, the branchlets densely fulvous-hirtellous, with very short internodes; stipules deltoid, 4-5 mm. long, filiform-acuminate, appressed-pilose, soon deciduous; leaves opposite, the slender petioles 0.5-2 cm. long, yellowish-pilosulous ; leaf-blades ovate or oblong-ovate, 5-9 cm. long, 2.5-4.5 cm. wide, acute to obtuse, rounded to subacute at the base, chartaceous, bright-green and lustrous above, pilosulous along the prominent costa, elsewhere glabrous, the venation prominent but depressed, beneath pale, minutely pilosulous along the veins, the lateral nerves very prominent, slender, 10-12 on each side, subarcuate, divergent at an angle of 60-80 degrees, the veins prominent, coarsely reticulate, the margin plane; cymes 7-13-flowered, once or twice bifid, the branches in fruit 1-2 cm. long, the peduncles 2.5-4.5 cm. long, slender, the flowers sessile; fruit ovoid-globose, 4-5 mm. long, 4-celled.
Type locality: Cuba.
Distribution: Pinar del Rio, and perhaps elsewhere in Cuba.
bibliographic citation
Paul Carpenter Standley. 1934. RUBIALES; RUBIACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 32(4). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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