Pothomorphe peltata Miq.
  • Comm. Phytogr. : 37 (1840)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2022): Pothomorphe peltata Miq. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000487328. Accessed on: 29 Nov 2022'

General Information

Shrub or subshrub, commonly 1-2 m. high; internodes glabrous; leaves rounded-cordate or subdeltoid with retuse base, apex acute, peltate at one- fourth to one-third above the base, mostly with 11-15 nerves radiating from the base of the petiole and usually with one or two pairs arising off the midrib below the middle, the nerves near the margin sparsely to densely short-hairy, and sometimes with a few scattered soft, white hairs above, other- wise glabrous, drying membranous, translucent, yellow-glandular-pellucid- dotted; petiole 9-20 cm. long, vag- inate-winged from one-fourth to one- half its length, glabrous; flowering stalks axillary, 4-7 cm. long, glabrous, naked except for the linear-lanceolate bracts at the base of the spikes; spikes umbellate, 2-4 mm. thick X 5-10 cm. long; peduncles slender, common-

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    ly about 10-15 mm. long, glabrous; bracts triangular-peltate, marginally fimbriate; flowers sessile, perfect, 2-androus; fruits minute, obpyramidal-trigonous, stigmas 3, minute, sessile.

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    Habit

    Shrub

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    Distribution

    Throughout most of the range of the family in the West Indies and the Americas.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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     Information From

    MBG Floras Images
    http://www.tropicos.org/ImageSearch.aspx
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • A 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
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Piperaceae
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/Piperaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2021.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).