Hippobroma longiflora (L.) G.Don
  • Gen. Hist. 3: 717 (1834)

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General Information

Stems erect, 9-35 cm tall, simple or branching at base, glabrous or increasingly villous toward apex. Leaves sessile or shortly petiolate; blade 7-16 × 1-3.7 cm, oblanceolate or elliptic, glabrous or sometimes sparsely villous, base attenuate, apex acute or acuminate. Pedicels 3-10 mm, densely villous. Corolla white; tube 6.5-10 cm, villous, entire; lobes elliptic, narrowly elliptic, or linear, 1.8-2.5 cm. Hypanthium campanulate, obconic, or ellipsoid, 6-9 mm, densely villous; calyx lobes linear, 8-19 mm, villous, margin denticulate. Anther tube ca. 7 mm. Capsule obconic, campanulate, broadly ellipsoid, or obovoid, 11-15 × 8-12 mm, densely villous. Seeds light brown to red-brown, broadly ellipsoid, terete or slightly compressed, ca. 0.7 mm, reticulate. 2n = 28.

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    Hippobroma longiflora (L.) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 717. 1834; Lobelia longiflora L.; Isotoma longiflora (L.) C. Presl; Laurentia longiflora (L.) Peterm.

    Hierbas perennes erectas o decumbentes, (15–) 30–50 (–90) cm de alto. Hojas elípticas a oblanceoladas, mayormente (5–) 10–20 cm de largo y (1–) 2–5 cm de ancho, gruesa e irregularmente repando-dentadas con 15–20 dientes grandes así como también calloso-denticuladas con 4–6 veces más dientes pequeños. Flores solitarias en las axilas de las hojas, pedicelos ca 0.4–0.8 cm de largo, con un par de bractéolas basales, filiformes y 2–4 mm de largo; hipanto obcónico, 6–10 mm de largo, lobos del cáliz más o menos lineares, márgenes calloso-denticulados; corola hipocrateriforme, blanca a blanca con los nervios verde pálidos, tubo 5–13.5 cm de largo, lobos subiguales, 1.3–2.7 cm de largo; filamentos glabros, connados distalmente, anteras connadas, ligeramente encorvadas, las anteras más cortas ca 3 mm de largo, con fascículos de tricomas densos en el ápice y las más largas ca 5–6 mm de largo, blanco-barbadas en el ápice. Cápsulas 1.2–2 cm de largo, 4/5 o más ínferas, biloculadas, loculicidas apicalmente; semillas foveolado-reticuladas.

    Común en sitios alterados en todas las zonas del país; 0–1500 m; fl y fr durante todo el año; Stevens 4171, 18665; originaria de las Antillas, ampliamente naturalizada en América tropical y esparcidamente en los Paleotrópicos. Género monotípico.

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    Erect or decumbent herbs ( 15-) 30-50( -90) cm high; stems short-pubescent to nearly glabrous. Leaves sessile, membranous, elliptic to oblanceolate, coarsely and irregularly repand-dentate with 15-20 large teeth as well as callose-dentic- ulate with 4-6 times as many small teeth, mostly (5-)10-20 cm long, (1-)2-5 cm wide, apically acute, basally cuneate. Flowers with the pedicels 4-8 mm long bearing almost basally a pair of filiform bracteoles 2-4 mm long; hypanthium 6-10 mm long, obconic, angulate, strongly 10-ribbed, spreading short-pubescent; calyx lobes linear, erect, 10-18(-22) mm long, ca. 1 mm wide, marginally callose- denticulate, spreading short-pubescent, rarely glabrous; corolla white to white with pale greenish veins, puberulous, the tube 5-13.5 cm long, (1-)2-4 mm in diameter, the lobes subequal, spreading, 1.3-2.7 cm long, elliptic-lanceolate; filament tube glabrous, the anther tube slightly curved, the shorter anthers ca. 3 mm long, the longer anthers about 5-6 mm long. Capsules 1.2-2.0 cm long, pendent, often appearing more completely inferior than they actually are due to the closely enveloping free rim of the hypanthium; seeds ca. 0.8 mm long.

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    Erect or decumbent herb, to 50 cm tall, producing abundant milky exudate. Leaves alternate; blades 3-12 x 2-6 cm, lanceolate, elliptic, or oblanceolate, chartaceous, glabrous, the apex obtuse to acute and mucronate, the base attenuate, the margins repand-dentate. Flowers solitary. Calyx green, bell-shaped, with 5 linear, denticulate and ciliate margined lobes; corolla white, salverform, long-tubular (8-16 cm long), with 5 oblong spreading lobes; stamens 5, usually exserted, the anthers white; ovary of 5 locules with numerous ovules, the style long, projecting beyond the anthers. Fruit capsular, nearly bell-shaped, green, 6-9 mm diam. Seeds ellipsoid, ca. 1 mm long, brown.

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    Hippobroma longiflora is common in the West Indies which apparently was its original home and from Mexico south into Brazil and Peru.

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    Uncommon along moist disturbed areas. Along road to Bordeaux (A3130), along trail to Sieben (A2065a). Also on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and Tortola; throughout the West Indies, southern Florida and tropical continental America, naturalized in the Old World.

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Acre
    • Amazonas
    • Parí
    • Roraima
    • Alagoas
    • Bahia
    • Ceará
    • Maranh
    • Pernambuco
    • Paraní
    • Santa Catarina
    • Espirito Santo
    • Minas Gerais
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • São Paulo

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