Unresolved name

Mesechites angustifolia (Poir.) Miers

Comprehensive Description

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Mesechites angustifolia (Poir.) Miers, Apoc
S. Am. 230. 1878.
Echites angustifolia Poir. in Lam. Encyc. Suppl. 2: 537. 1812.
Echites linearifolia Hamilt. Prodr. 31. 1825.
? Echites concolor Hamilt. Prodr. 31. 1825.
Amblyanthera angustifolia Muell.-Arg. Linnaea 30: 430. 1860.
Mesechites linearifolia Miers, Apoc. S. Am. 230. 1878.
Echites brevijlora Urban, Symb. Ant. 5: 464. 1908.
Suffrutescent liana, glabrous throughout; leaves firmly membranaceous, narrowly ellipticlanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 3-10 cm. long, 0.3-2.5 cm. broad, acuminate to subcaudateacuminate, obtuse or rounded and obscurely cordate at the base, the petioles 2-5 mm. long; inflorescence axillary, equaling or somewhat surpassing the leaves, conspicuously dichotomous, bearing few to several, small, cream-colored flowers; pedicels 5-8 mm. long ; calyx-lobes narrowly lancetriangular, about 1 mm. long; corolla salverform, the tube 4-6 mm. long, about 1 mm. in diameter at the base, the lobes obliquely obovate, 4^5 mm. long; follicles conspicuously moniliform, 10-20 cm. long.
Type locality: Haiti. Distribution: Hispaniola.
bibliographic citation
Robert Everard Woodson, Jr. 1938. (ASCLEPIADALES); APOCYNACEAE. North American flora. vol 29(2). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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