Avicennia tonduzii Moldenke
  • Phytologia


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Avicennia tonduzii Moldenke. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000303405. Accessed on: 26 Oct 2021'

General Information

Trees, to 11.5 m high; branchlets and twigs slender, obtusely tetragonal or subterete, articulate, the youngest parts densely matted-tomentellous with fla- vidulous puberulence, the older parts less densely so to glabrate, the youngest parts wrinkled in drying, the nodes swollen and annulate; leaf-scars conspicuous. Leaves numerous, the blades bright-green and somewhat shiny above, gray beneath, oblong or elongate-oblong to elliptic, 7.3-17 cm long and 1.6-4.8 cm wide, entire, obtuse or blunt to acute apically, acute to acuminate or long-attenuate basally and prolonged into the petiole, densely and minutely puberulent and impressed- punctate above, becoming glabrescent in age, uniformly densely matted-tomen- tellous beneath; petioles 8-20 mm long, densely matted-tomentellous or appressed- puberulent, not noticeably ampliate basally, mostly wrinkled-striate in drying. Inflorescences axillary and terminal, paniculate, 3-6 cm long and wide, usually regularly several-branched from the base, the branches many-flowered, the axillary ones crowded in the uppermost axils, 2-3 cm long and 1-2 cm wide, the terminals 3-5 cm long and 3.5-4 cm wide; peduncles, rachis, and inflorescence- branches densely matted-tomentellous and wrinkled-striate like the petioles; bractlets ovate, a pair subtending each pair of inflorescence-branches. Flowers sessile; prophylls 3, ovate, ca. 2 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, strigose at the center, villous-tomentose toward the margins, rounded or obtuse apically, simulating and closely appressed to the sepals, imbricate; sepals-5, free, imbricate, broadly elliptic or subrotund, ca. 2.5 mm long and wide, rounded apically and basally, densely villous-tomentose; corolla hypocrateriform, the tube broadly cylindric, straight, ca. 1 mm long, glabrous, the limb 4-parted, the lobes equal, wide-spreading during anthesis, narrowly elliptic-lingulate, ca. 3 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, rounded apically, densely tomentose; stamens inserted ca. 0.5 mm above the base of the corolla-tube, equal, exserted, the filaments ca. 1.5 mm long, glabrous; ovary ovate-subglobose, ca. 1.25 mm long and wide, densely appressed-villous, the style 0.75 mm long, much shorter than the stamens.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    • 1
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    Habit

    Trees

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    In mangrove swamps, Costa Rica to Colombia.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

     Information From

    Acanthaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    MBG Floras Images
    http://www.tropicos.org/ImageSearch.aspx
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).