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Clethra macrophylla M. Martens & Galeotti

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Clethra macrophylla Mart. & Gal. Bull. Acad
Brux. 91 : 539. 1842.
A small tree, the twigs, petioles, racemes, and veins of the under leaf -surf aces finely brownishtomentulose. Leaves subcoriaceous, obovate to oblong-elliptic, 2 dm. long or less, 2.5-8 cm. wide, minutely stellate-pubescent or becoming glabrous above, densely and finely whitetomentulose beneath, low-denticulate or subentire, acute or subacuminate at the apex, acute or obtuse and inequilateral at the base, the stout petioles 1-2.5 cm. long; racemes about 10, slender, 10-15 cm. long; pedicels about 2 mm. long; bracts linear-lanceolate, about as long as the pedicels ; calyx tomentulose, 2.5-3 mm. long, its segments lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, obtusish; style about 2.5 mm. long.
Type locality: Near Totutla and Mirador, Vera Cruz. Distribution: Mountains of Vera Cruz.
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John Kunkel Small, NathanieI Lord Britton, Per Axel Rydberg, LeRoy Abrams. 1914. ERICALES, CLETHRACEAE, LENNOACEAE, PTROLACEAE, MONOTROPACEAE, ERICACEAE, UVA-URSI. North American flora. vol 29(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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